Horace: Odes Book II

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012910

Category: History

Page: 274

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The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.
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Horace: Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521312929

Category: History

Page: 244

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This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.
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Carmen Saeculare

Author: Horace,Richard F. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521582792

Category: History

Page: 297

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The first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century, suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
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Horace: Satires

Author: Horace,Emily Gowers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521452201

Category: History

Page: 370

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Helps readers to translate and interpret Horace's first book of Satires in the light of recent scholarship.
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A Commentary on Horace: Odes

Author: Robin George Murdoch Nisbet,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199263140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

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This book is a successor to the commentaries by Nisbet and Hubbard on Odes I and II, but it takes critical note of the abundant recent writing on Horace. It starts from the precise interpretation of the Latin; attention is paid to the nuances implied by the word-order; parallel passages are quoted, not to depreciate the poet's originality but to elucidate his meaning and to show how he adapted his predecessors; sometimes major English poets are cited to exemplify his influence onthe tradition.In expounding the so-called Roman Odes the editors reject not only uncritical acceptance of Augustan ideology but also more recent attempts to find subversion in a court-poet. They show how Greek moralizing, particularly by the Epicureans, is applied to contemporary social situations. Poems on country festivals are treated sympathetically in the belief that the tolerant and inclusive religion of the Romans can easily be misunderstood. The poet's wit is emphasized in his addresses both toeminent Romans and to women with Greek names; the latter poems are taken as reflecting his general experience rather than particular occasions. Though Horace's ironic self-presentation must not be understood too literally, the editors reject the modern tendency to treat the author as unknowable.Although the text of the Odes is not printed separately, the headings to the notes provide a continuous text. The editors put forward a number of conjectures, most of them necessarily tentative, and in the few cases where they disagree, both opinions are summarized.
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Horace: Odes

Author: Horace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108500927

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Horace's Odes remain among the most widely read works of classical literature. This volume constitutes the first substantial commentary for a generation on this book, and presents Horace's poems for a new cohort of modern students and scholars. The introduction focusses on the particular features of this poetic book and its place in Horace's poetic career and in the literary environment of its particular time in the 20s BCE. The text and commentary both look back to the long and distinguished tradition of Horatian scholarship and incorporate the many advances of recent research and thinking about Latin literature. The volume proposes some new solutions to established problems of text and interpretation, and in general improves modern understanding of a widely read ancient text which has a firm place in college and university courses as well as in classical research.
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Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica Book III

Author: Valerius Flaccus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107037328

Category: History

Page: 305

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First commentary in English on a book of this Flavian epic tailored to the needs of graduate and undergraduate students.
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Horace on Poetry

The 'Ars Poetica'

Author: C. O. Brink

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521077842

Category: History

Page: 590

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This 1971 text is the second of a three-volume commentary on Horace's literary epistles. The core of the book is a critical text of the Ars Poetica with a commentary on the poem. The complete three-volume commentary constitutes one of the fullest on Horace's critical writing.
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Divvs Clavdivs

Author: Suetonius,Donna W. Hurley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521596763

Category: History

Page: 272

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The first-century emperor Claudius did not leave the fledgling Roman Empire as he had found it: his contribution was to turn its developing institutions into an imperial tradition. But the ancient sources represent him as an odd personality - active but manipulated by his inferiors, at once distracted and awkward and cruel. Suetonius' biography is a rich offering of both solid fact and the prejudicial anecdotes that his contemporaries and the generation that followed thought worth repeating, raw material for exploring the man and his reign. This commentary provides context for the text's abundant information, but form is not neglected, and attention is given to Suetonius' intelligent and conscious marshalling of his material, and guidance offered to students reading the biographer's often densely compressed style. This is the first English commentary on the Claudius Life to deal with both historical and stylistic issues.
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The Cambridge Companion to Horace

Author: Stephen Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827164

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Horace is a central author in Latin literature. His work spans a wide range of genres, from iambus to satire, and odes to literary epistle, and he is just as much at home writing about love and wine as he is about philosophy and literary criticism. He also became a key literary figure in the regime of the Emperor Augustus. In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present a stimulating and accessible assessment of the poet, his work, its themes and its reception. This provides the orientation and coverage needed by non-specialists and students, but also suggests provoking perspectives from which specialists may benefit. Since the last general book on Horace was published half a century ago, there has been a sea-change in perceptions of his work and in the literary analysis of classical literature in general, and this territory is fully charted in this Companion.
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Silvae

Book II

Author: Publius Papinius Statius,Carole E. Newlands

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521661870

Category: History

Page: 283

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Introduction and commentary designed for advanced students, showing the text's importance for understanding Roman imperial culture.
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Pliny the Younger: 'Epistles'

Author: Pliny the Younger,Pliny (the Younger.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107006899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

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The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.
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Herodotus: Histories

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107511844

Category: History

Page: N.A

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One of the most important works of history in Western literature, by the freshest and liveliest of all classical Greek prose authors, Herodotus's Histories is also a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Covering a central and widely studied period of Greek history, Book V not only describes the revolt of the east Greeks against their Persian masters, which led to the great Persian Wars of 490–479 BC, but also provides fascinating material about the mainland Greek states in the sixth century BC. This is an up-to-date edition of and commentary on the Greek text of the book, providing extensive help with the Greek, basic historical information and clear maps, as well as lucid and insightful historical and literary interpretation of the text. The volume is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars.
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The Annals of Tacitus

Books 5–6

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316757315

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Books 5 and 6 of Tacitus' Annals cover the last years of the emperor Tiberius. Although most of Book 5 is lost, Book 6 survives complete and offers a vivid narrative of the increasingly tyrannical princeps, secluded on the island of Capri; the book ends with his death and obituary notice, one of the most celebrated passages of classical literature. The volume presents a new text of Books 5 and 6, restoring the division between them which was proposed by Lipsius, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. An Appendix discusses 'The Tacitean Tiberius'. The volume rounds off the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of Tacitus' Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996).
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Tacitus: Annals Book XV

Author: Tacitus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107009782

Category: History

Page: 384

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Helps students and instructors read and appreciate this extraordinary piece of historical writing about Nero's infamous reign as emperor.
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The Annals of Tacitus:

Author: A. J. Woodman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110832178X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Book 4 of Tacitus' Annals, described by Sir Ronald Syme as 'the best that Tacitus ever wrote', covers the years AD 23–28, the pivotal period in the principate of the emperor Tiberius. Under the malign influence of Sejanus, the henchman who duped him and was loaded with honours, Tiberius withdrew to the island of Capri and was never again seen in Rome, where the treason trials engendered an atmosphere of terror. The volume presents a new text of Book 4, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. The introduction discusses the relationship between Tacitus and Sallust. The volume completes the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of the Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996) and on Books 5-6 by A. J. Woodman (2016).
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Odes and Epodes

Author: Horace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 424

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The Complete Odes and Epodes

Author: Horace

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196071X

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 7156

Horace (65-8 bc) was one of the greatest poets of the Golden or Augustan age of Latin literature, a master of precision and irony who brilliantly transformed early Greek iambic and lyric poetry into sophisticated Latin verse of outstanding beauty. Offering allusive and exquisitely crafted insights into the brief joys of the present and the uncertain nature of the future, his Odes and Epodes explore such diverse themes as the virtues of pastoral life, the joys of wine, friendship and love, and the poet's personal anguish following Brutus' defeat at the battle of Phillipi. Ranging from subtle and tender hymns to the gods to bawdy celebrations of human passions, they remain among the most influential of all poems, inspiring poets from the Roman era to the European Renaissance, the Enlightenment and beyond.
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Horace and the Rhetoric of Authority

Author: Ellen Oliensis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521573153

Category: History

Page: 241

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This book explores how Horace's poems construct the literary and social authority of their author. Bridging the traditional distinction between 'persona' and 'author', Ellen Oliensis considers Horace's poetry as one dimension of his 'face' - the projected self-image that is the basic currency of social interactions. She reads Horace's poems not only as works of art but also as social acts of face-saving, face-making and self-effacement. These acts are responsive, she suggests, to the pressure of several audiences: Horace shapes his poetry to promote his authority and to pay deference to his patrons while taking account of the envy of contemporaries and the judgement of posterity. Drawing on the insights of sociolinguistics, deconstruction and new historicism Dr Oliensis charts the poet's shifting strategies of authority and deference across his entire literary career.
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A Commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3

Author: S. J. Heyworth,J. H. W. Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198727828

Category:

Page: 352

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The Aeneid, generally considered the greatest poem of Roman literature, is a story of migration, and Book 3 is at the heart of this story--the arrestingly dramatic account that Aeneas gives to the Carthaginian Queen Dido of his people's journey from the sacked city of Troy. This journey sees them encounter a series of brilliantly characterized individuals and visit some of the most extraordinary places in the central Mediterranean, both real and imaginary: shrines and volcanoes, floating islands and monsters. Yet though it is on one level a thrilling traveller's tale, it is also a profound story of a voyage from a dead past to an uncertain, but ultimately glorious, future in Augustan Rome. This new edition contains an introduction, the Latin text, and a detailed commentary, as well as an extensive Appendix illustrating the rich variety of texts that Vergil used as his models through an ample collection of relevant passages: from the heroic voyages described in the Odyssey and the Argonautica, to tragic explorations of the aftermath of Troy's fall (especially Euripides' Hecuba, Troades, and Andromache) and texts on Delos and Etna. The introduction grounds the book in its historical and literary contexts, while the commentary itself aims to bring out the poet's artistry and learning, keeping the dramatic situation of Aeneas' storytelling in view throughout. Translations of all cited Latin and Greek and regular references to Roman history will provide readers new and old with a clear understanding not only of the original text, but also of the poet's vision of Rome, history, and humanity.
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