A Commentary on Horace: Odes: Book I

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byR. G. M. Nisbet, Margaret Hubbard

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Horace's Odes are among the most popular, and the most misunderstood, of ancient writings. The present work is written in the belief that they are learned poems, which demand some knowledge of conventional forms and topics. Each ode is provided with an introduction which sets it against itsGreek and Roman literary background. This edition may be used in conjunction with the Oxford Classical Text edited by E. C. Wickham. The commentary includes a large number of parallel passages, chosen to show how Horace plays new variations on old themes; it is hoped that these may prove useful tocommentators on other ancient poets. The book also contains sections on chronology and metre, and a select bibliography is attached to each ode.

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Horace's Odes are among the most popular, and the most misunderstood, of ancient writings. The present work is written in the belief that they are learned poems, which demand some knowledge of conventional forms and topics. Each ode is provided with an introduction which sets it against itsGreek and Roman literary background. This edi...

R. G. M. Nisbet is at Oxford. Margaret Hubbard is at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019814914X

ISBN - 13:9780198149149

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'a great commentary of lasting importance and an essential possession for anyone seriously interested in ancient poetry'Journal of Roman Studies