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SELECT EPODES

AND

ARS POETICA OF HORACE

Edited for the Use of Schools

BY THE

Rev. H. A. DALTON, M.A.

FORMERLY SENIOR STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD; ASSISTANT MASTER

OF WINCHESTER COLLEGE

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

1884

Eto &,5-7-3

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

PREFACE.

In preparing this little edition in a shape which may render Horace's Epodes and Ars Poetica more accessible to the Middle Forms of Schools, I have not hoped to add substantially to the mass of interpretation which exists; but I have freely exercised my own judgment, and here and there have suggested an interpretation or a parallel which I have not, at any rate, seen elsewhere. It has not seemed desirable to indulge freely in translations, which may gratify their author, but which experience shows to be misleading to those for whom this edition is intended. Style in translating may be learnt from the master, but will not be acquired from notes. My object has been rather to present, in as short a form as possible, interpretations, parallels, and illustrative information, such as, in the case of the Ars Poetica, is indispensable. As mere references are not likely to be looked up, I have always quoted the words in full, except when the passage is to be found in this volume, or when, as in one or two cases, it is altogether too long for transcription.

The references to “Roby' are to the pages in Roby's School Latin Grammar, published by Messrs. Macmillan and Co.

Q. HORATII FLACCI

E PO DON

LIBER.

I.

5

IBIS Liburnis inter alta navium,

Amice, propugnacula,
Paratus omne Caesaris periculum

Subire, Maecenas, tuo.
Quid nos ? quibus te vita si superstite

Jucunda, si contra, gravis.
Utrumne jussi persequemur otium,

Non dulce, ni tecum simul,
An hunc laborem mente laturi, decet

Qua ferre non molles viros ?
Feremus, et te vel per Alpium juga,

Inhospitalem et Caucasum,
Vel Occidentis usque ad ultimum sinum,

Forti sequemur pectore.
Roges, tuum labore quid juvem meo,

Imbellis ac firmus parum ?
Comes minore sum futurus in metu,

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