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The Complete Odes and Epodes: with the Centennial Hymn (Penguin Classics) [Paperback]

By Horace, William G. Shepherd, M. Kuiper (Editor), J. Verhagen (Editor), H. H. Van Laar (Editor) & Helton G. Baynes (Translator)
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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 1983
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  18
ISBN  014044422X  
EAN  9780140444223  


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Poems explore the way of life of ancient Rome and portray the author's philosophy of life

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Quintus Horatius Flaccus was born in 6 B.C. at Venusia in Apulia. His father, though once a slave, had made enough money as an auctioneer to send his son to a well-known school in Rome and subsequently to university in Athens. There Horace joined Brutus army and served on his staff until the defeat at Philippi in 42 BC. On returning to Rome, he found that his father was dead and his property had been confiscated, but he succeeded in obtaining a secretarial post in the treasury, which gave him enough to live on. The poetry he wrote in the next few years impressed Virgil, who introduced him to the great patron Maecenas in 38 BC. This event marked the beginning of a life-long friendship. From now on Horace had no financial worries; he moved freely among the leading poets and statesmen of Rome; his work was admired by Augustus, and indeed after Virgil s death in 19 BC he was virtually Poet Laureate. Horace died in 8 BC, only a few months after Maecenas.

Betty Radice
read classics at Oxford, then married and, in the intervals of bringing up a family, tutored in classics, philosophy and English. She became joint editor of the Penguin Classics in 1964. As well as editing the translation of Livy s The War with Hannibal she translated Livy s Rome and Italy, Pliny s Letters, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise and Erasmus s Praise of Folly, and also wrote the introduction to Horace s Complete Odes and Epodes, all for the Penguin Classics. She also edited Edward Gibbon s Memoirs of My Life for the Penguin English Library, and edited and annotated her translation of the younger Pliny s works for the Loeb Library of Classics and translated from Renaissance Latin, Greek and Italian for the Officina Bodoni of Verona. She collaborated as a translator in the Collected Works of Erasmus, and was the author of the Penguin Reference Book Who s Who in the Ancient World. Betty Radice was an honorary fellow of St Hilda s College, Oxford, and a vice-president of the Classical Association. Betty Radice died in 1985."

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offensive translation  May 27, 2010
I am sickened to have received a translation of Quid Tibi Vis that includes the infamous "N" word. This word choice is illogical and crude. I feel betrayed by the translator and the publisher. It will be a long time before I feel I can trust Penguin's books again.
 
Beautiful translation  Oct 31, 2002
Horace is one of the greatest and most influential poets in history, and surely a "must-read" for students and afficianados of poetry or the ancient world. In this Penguin edition we have a beautiful translation by W.G. Shepherd. I don't have any Latin myself, so I cannot speak to the accuracy of the translation, but I find Shepherd much more beautiful to read than the David West translation put out by Oxford World's Classics. The West is probably more straightforward and easy to understand, however. I would be interested to hear what other people who have read both have to say.
 

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