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Horace Odes I : Carpe diem

Author: Horace.; David West
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Horace is a great poet, much loved and imitated in the past, and in recent years much better understood as a result of the learned commentaries of Nisbet and Hubbard (1970, 1978) and Syndikus (1972, 1973). Yet today he is little read. This is partly because he has never been translated into English which is both close to the Latin and readable. The aim of this book is to provide such a translation and support it by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Horace; Horace.; HORACE. Odes. Bk 1.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horace.; David West
ISBN: 0198721609 9780198721604 0198721617 9780198721611
OCLC Number: 31740187
Language Note: Translation and commentary in English, with Latin text based on: Oxford classical text / E.C. Wickham. 2nd ed. /H.W. Garrod. 1912.
Description: xiii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Carmina.
Odes I
Carpe diem
Responsibility: [edited, translated, and with commentary by] David West.
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Horace is the greatest Latin lyric poet, and certainly the most influential. This book provides a new translation of the famous first book of Odes which is both accurate and readable, supported by a  Read more...

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