Satires and Epistles

Satires and Epistles

by Horace, John Davie, Robert Cowan
     
 

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The Satires and Epistles span Horace's career as a satirist, critic, and master of lyric poetry-as man of the world, friend of the great, and relentless enemy of the mediocre. "Horace," writes translator Smith Palmer Bovie, "is the best antidote in the world for anxiety. His Satires and Epistles demonstrate the good-humored freedom of a man who has

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The Satires and Epistles span Horace's career as a satirist, critic, and master of lyric poetry-as man of the world, friend of the great, and relentless enemy of the mediocre. "Horace," writes translator Smith Palmer Bovie, "is the best antidote in the world for anxiety. His Satires and Epistles demonstrate the good-humored freedom of a man who has cheerfully assumed the responsibility for making his own life not so much a 'success' as the occasion for a true enjoyment of virtue and knowledge."

Bovie's impeccable translations-along with the University of Chicago Press's edition of the Odes and Epodes-offer the reader a complete and modern Horace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199563289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
887,312
Product dimensions:
0.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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