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Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature

Horace's Odes

Tarrant, Richard (Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature, Department of the Classics, Harvard University)

Horace's Odes

Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature

Horace's Odes

Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature: Horace's Odes

 

Horace's Odes are one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature. Richard Tarrant situates the Odes in the context of Horace's poetic career and defines their relationship to earlier literature.


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Beschrijving Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature: Horace's Odes

Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. All quotations from the original are translated into English.

Horace's body of lyric poetry, the Odes, is one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature and a foundational text for the Western poetic tradition. These 103 exquisitely crafted poems speak in a distinctive voice -- usually detached, often ironic, always humane -- reflecting on the changing Roman world that Horace lived in and also on more universal themes of friendship, love, and mortality. In this book, Richard Tarrant introduces readers to the Odesby situating them in the context of Horace's career as a poet and by defining their relationship to earlier literature, Greek and Roman. Several poems have been freshly translated by the author; others appear in versions by Horace's best modern translators. A number of poems are analyzed in detail, illustrating Horace's range of subject matter and his characteristic techniques of form and structure. A substantial final chapter traces the reception of the Odes from Horace's own time to the present. Readers of this book will gain an appreciation for the artistry of one of the finest lyric poets of all time.


ISBN
9780195156751
Pagina's
264
Verschenen
Serie
Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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