[Horace] ó Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles [africa PDF] Read Online Û sro-spb.pro

[Horace] ó Selected Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles [africa PDF] Read Online Û



Horace Wrote In A Time Of Disillusion Around Him The Ideals Of The Roman Republic Had Crumbled, The Triumph Of Totalitarianism Was Complete, The Public Life Was Poisoned, The Private One Was The Last Preserve Of Honor And Happiness Against This Background Horace Perfected A Beautifully Honed, Superbly Flexible Style That Was At Once A Weapon Of Attack And Of Self Defense Whether Writing With Bitterness, Love, Admiration, Or Savage Irony, Whether His Subject Was Friendship, Sex, Politics, Philosophy, Or Nature, The Voice Of The Poet Was Never Strained, The Point Of His Poem Soared Flawlessly Home Now This Extraordinary Breadth Of Genius Has Been Rendered In To Vivid Modern English In A Splendid New Translation By Poet Translator Burton Raffel As Profess WR Johnson Writes In His Introduction To This Translation We Are Faced With A Moody, Mercurial, Witty, Tough, Cheerful, Vigorous, Melancholy, Sensual, Intellectual, Courageous, Malicious, Stubborn, And Gentle Human Being His Range Is Immense I Compare Him With Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, And Goethe

Quintus Horatius Flaccus December 8, 65 BC November 27, 8 BC , known in the English speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.Born in the small town of Venusia in the border region between Apulia and Lucania Basilicata , Horace was the son of a freed slave, who owned a small farm in Venusia, and later moved to Rome to work as a coactor a middleman