Horace: Epodes and Odes

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 396 pages

This fully annotated Latin edition, by Daniel H. Garrison, of Horace’s Epodes, Odes, and Carmen Saeculare is the first comprehensive English commentary on these works since 1903. The full text of the Epodes is included and placed before the Odes, as it was originally written and published. Garrison offers help with meter, vocabulary, and difficult points of grammar. For advanced students, he place Horace against the background of archaic and Hellenistic Greek poetry, demonstrates the poet’s debt to Catullus, and illuminates Horace’s relation to his contemporaries, particularly Virgil. Biographical information and a discussion of Horace’s literary persona expand our view of the poet and his works. Appendices on meter, persons mentioned in the poems, and technical terminology provide what readers end to understand topical and mythological references, rhetorical conventions, and poetic artistry. 

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Contents

The Epodes
3
The Odes Book 1 27
94
The Carmen Saeculare
135
Abbreviations
170
Notes to the Odes Book 1
200
Notes to the Odes Book 2
258
Notes to the Odes Book 3
291
Notes to the Carmen Saeculare
339
People
371
Meters
377
Glossary of Literary Terms
385
The Death of Cleopatra by E M Forster
395
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Daniel H. Garrison is Professor of Classical at Northwestern University. He is the author of Mild Frenzy: A Reading of the Hellenistic Love Epigram, The Language of Virgil , The Student's Catullus, 3rd ed ., and Greek Sexual Culture.

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