Jul 03, 2020
Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica
Posted by Horace H.R. Fairclough

In the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator the two books of Epistles are intimate and polished, the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica The Epodes in various mostly iambic metres are akin to the discourses as Horace called his satires and epistles but also look towards the famous Odes, iIn the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator the two books of Epistles are intimate and polished, the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica The Epodes in various mostly iambic metres are akin to the discourses as Horace called his satires and epistles but also look towards the famous Odes, in four books, in the old Greek lyric metres used with much skill Some are national odes about public affairs some are pleasant poems of love and wine some are moral letters all have a rare perfection.

  • Title: Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica
  • Author: Horace H.R. Fairclough
  • ISBN: 9780674992146
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Satires Epistles and Ars Poetica In the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator the two books of Epistles are intimate and polished the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica

    Alan

    Forty years ago I read most of the odes I m surprised to find them all shorter and easier than I then thought especially the epodes, some thirty lines The satires and epistles max out around 100 lines Though any poet who lasts a couple millenia is five star, I removed a star simply because Horace is not salacious enough for my Latin taste I prefer Martial cf Byron s the nauseous epigrams of Martial and Catullus and Ovid My favorite Latin poets are the ones Rousseau blames for corrupting Rome, ca [...]


    Steve P

    If you re looking for Horace s description of his infamous wet dream, go straight to number 5, and when you re done, so to speak, finish off with the rest.


    Sergio Pascual

    Libro de 580 p ginas, pero en realidad son 290 p ginas, puesto que cada hoja viene en lat n y en castellano Nombra a muchos nombres de la antig edad, unos conocidos, otros no tanto Con muchas anotaciones para quien tenga tiempo y paciencia, pueda obtener informaci n adicional sobre los escritos Yo, lamentablemente, no he podido apenas leerlas, puesto que he tenido que devolver el libro a la biblioteca y me quedaban pocos d as para leerlas todas En un futuro lo volver a leer al detalle El libro s [...]


    Birgitta Hoffmann

    Horace has often been described as untranslateable, which is too often true, there are only so many ways you can render a dense weave or allusions, wordplay and metaphors something will give Consequently nearly all translations are adjustments between trying to do Horace justice and the fact that another language will not be able to give you the width that you need to fulfil that aim The Loeb at least has the advantage that you can compare the original with the translation.


    Sebastian

    Don t be a miser Do what you will, but strive to improve Work neither too hard nor too little Don t waste your days in idleness unless it is pleasing to you It s soothing to read Horace His satires are sometimes invective, but most of the time he just wants to tell you how to be a better person for your sake or the world s.


    Sarah

    Struggling to understand how the oldies look at art, I found this little snack of a crumb than tasty morsel Art that is art, poetry that is poetry, music that is music The circular language leaves me dizzy, but I am interested in the confusion that results.


    Jamie

    Horace s take on Phantasia is eye opening his explication of everyday words and metaphors is also very interesting I appreciate the unique way Horace argues for the necessity of both the simple and complex in writing.


    Andrew Price

    Not easy, but worth the effort.


    Ibis3

    Bilingual edition preferred.


    Craig

    More merit flows for the scholars, less for the common folk Still wisdom found and worthy at that Much like going though a storage file of one s lost letter, documents.



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