The Age of Bronze: Or, Carmen Seculare Et Annus Haud Mirabilis

The Age of Bronze: Or, Carmen Seculare Et Annus Haud Mirabilis


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The writing of the Age of Bronze was begun in December, 1822, and finished on January 10, 1823. "I have sent," he writes (letter to Leigh Hunt, Letters, 1901, vi. 160), "to Mrs. S, for the benefit of being copied, a poem of about seven hundred and fifty lines length-The Age of Bronze,-or Carmen Seculare et Annus haud Mirabilis, with this Epigraph-'Impar Congressus Achilli.' It is calculated for the reading part of the million, being all on politics, etc., etc., etc., and a review of the day in general,-in my early English Bards style, but a little more stilted, and somewhat too full of 'epithets of war' and classical and historical allusions.
Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets, and remains widely read and influential. He travelled widely across Europe, especially in Italy where he lived for seven years. Later in life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which many Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died one year later at age 36 from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron was both celebrated and castigated in life for his aristocratic excesses, including huge debts, numerous love affairs with people of both sexes, rumours of a scandalous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile.

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ISBN-13: 9781515144274
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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