Horace and his Lyric Poetry / Edition 2

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Overview

In this volume, first published in 1945, Mr Wilkinson writes primarily for students of the classics who are not Horatian specialists. His book falls easily within the scope of those who can read any Latin at all - and even of those who cannot, for most passages quoted are also translated. Horace - for Mr Wilkinson - is the poet of the Odes and the Epodes - the incomparable genius of the lyric form, and a sympathetic and engaging character into the bargain. He is especially concerned with Horace as the poetic craftsman. Like most Roman poets, Horace was not inventive in subject-matter: he generally wrote about what we now recognize as the eternal platitudes. But Mr Wilkinson focuses on the mastery of form, rhythm and cadence that have charmed readers for centuries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521095532
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1968
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. [revised]
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

The late L.P. Wilkinson was Reader in Latin Literature and Fellow of King's College Cambridge. His works include Horace and his Lyric Poetry and The Georgics of Vergil, both reprinted in this series.
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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Life and works; 3. Character and views; 4. Attitude to poetry; 5. The Horatian ode; 6. Translation; 7. Epilogue; Indices.

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