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Horace and his age a study in historical background. by J. F. D"Alton

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Published by Russell & Russell in New York .
Written in English



  • Rome,
  • Rome.


  • Horace -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Literature and history -- Rome,
  • Rome -- Civilization

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPA6411 .D3 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination296 p.
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5850685M
LC Control Number62010682

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Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) was a Roman poet, satirist, and critic. Born in Venusia in southeast Italy in 65 BCE to an Italian freedman and landowner, he was sent to Rome for schooling and was later in Athens studying philosophy when Caesar was assassinated. Horace joined Brutus’s army and later claimed to have thrown away his shield in his panic to escape. Horace and his age; a study in historical background [John Francis D'Alton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pagesCited by: 1. Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John starred Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defended a broad variety of clients, often underdogs. The TV series led to the stories being presented in other media including books and radio. The "Bailey" of the title is a reference to the Central Created by: John Mortimer. Born in the small town of Venusia in the border region between Apulia and Lucania (Basilicata), Horace was the son of a freed slave, who owned a small farm in Venusia, and later moved to Rome to work as a coactor (a middleman between buyers and sellers at auctions, receiving 1% of the purchase price from each for his services). The elder Horace 4/5.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: D'Alton, J.F. (John Francis), b. Horace and his age. London, New York. They were Horace’s first published works (the first book of ten satires in 33 BCE and the second book of eight in 30 BCE), and they established him as one of the great poetic talents of the Augustan age. The satires extol the Epicurean ideals of inner self-sufficiency Ratings: In 17 BC Emperor Augustus asked Horace to write a ceremonial poem celebrating his reign to be read at the Secular Games. In 14 BC, he came up with the second book of “Epistles”. The next year he published the fourth book of “Odes”. In the final years of his life, Horace wrote the critical, “Ars Poetica”.   At the age of fifty-seven, in the year 8, b. c., Horace died suddenly at Rome, having nominated Augustus as his heir. Mæcenas died about the same time, almost fulfilling the melancholy prediction of his poet friend, though it is uncertain which first departed from life.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Horace. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Horace: The Art of Poetry: An Epistle to the Pisos (in Latin and English), ed. by George Colman (Gutenberg text) Horace: The Art of Poetry: The Poetical Treatises of Horace, Vida, and Boileau, With the Translations by Howes, Pitt, and Soame (Boston et al.: Ginn and Co. Odes: None in Book II Fifth Asclepiadean: 16 (6+4+6) all lines Odes: None in Book II Alcmanic Strophe: 17 (7+10) or less, 11 or less, alternating Odes: None in Book II First Archilochian: 17 (7+10) or less, 7 alternating Odes: None in Book II Fourth Archilochian Strophe: 18 (7+11) or less, 11 (5+6) alternating Odes: None in Book II. Horace was the major lyric Latin poet of the era of the Roman Emperor Augustus (Octavian). He is famed for his Odes as well as his caustic satires, and his book on writing, the Ars Poetica. His life and career were owed to Augustus, who was close to his patron, Maecenas. From this lofty, if tenuous, position, Horace became the voice of the new. The remaining twenty-four poems in this book are personal lyrics, dealing with Horace's own life, his friends and his loves. Taken together his "Odes" were, indeed, what Horace calls at the beginning of Ode 30 a "monumentum aere perennius", 'a memorial more lasting than bronze'.Author: Sabidius.