Horace Odes III Dulce Periculum: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Paperback | August 1, 2002

byDavid West

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The aim of this book is to provide a translation and commentary which will help newcomers to Horace, whether or not they know Latin, to understand how the poetry works. This third book of Odes begins with the 'Roman odes' in praise of Augustus, the ruthless politician who had won control overthe whole known world. These poems should, therefore, interest historians as poetic presentations of an ideology, and students of literature as the work of a man who found ways of praising while asserting his independence. Part of his strategy is to follow the political odes with an array of poemson love, friendship, country life, religion, and on poetry, all of them filled with delight in life and a unique sense of humour.

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The aim of this book is to provide a translation and commentary which will help newcomers to Horace, whether or not they know Latin, to understand how the poetry works. This third book of Odes begins with the 'Roman odes' in praise of Augustus, the ruthless politician who had won control overthe whole known world. These poems should, t...

David West is Professor Emeritus of Latin at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:August 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019872165X

ISBN - 13:9780198721659

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`(Horace: Odes II: Vatis Amici ) The translation is characteristically clear and vivid, the commentary lucidly exegetical, providing almost all the historical, philosophical and literary information the reader (however general) needs for the interpretation of these densely allusive poems./ ...no reader of Horace's 'Odes' from scholar to school student will fail to gain a good deal from this book./'Stephen Harrison, TLS, 21/05/99.