Horace Odes Book II

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107012912
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: History

The first substantial commentary for a generation on this book of Horace's Odes, a great masterpiece of classical Latin literature.

Horace Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521312922
Release Date: 1989-12-07
Genre: History

This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.

Carmen Saeculare

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521582797
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Genre: History

The first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century, suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Horace Satires

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521452205
Release Date: 2012-01-12
Genre: History

Helps readers to translate and interpret Horace's first book of Satires in the light of recent scholarship.

A Commentary on Horace Odes

Author: Robin George Murdoch Nisbet
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199263141
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book is a successor to the commentaries by Nisbet and Hubbard on Odes I and II, but it takes critical note of the abundant recent writing on Horace. It starts from the precise interpretation of the Latin; attention is paid to the nuances implied by the word-order; parallel passages are quoted, not to depreciate the poet's originality but to elucidate his meaning and to show how he adapted his predecessors; sometimes major English poets are cited to exemplify his influence onthe tradition.In expounding the so-called Roman Odes the editors reject not only uncritical acceptance of Augustan ideology but also more recent attempts to find subversion in a court-poet. They show how Greek moralizing, particularly by the Epicureans, is applied to contemporary social situations. Poems on country festivals are treated sympathetically in the belief that the tolerant and inclusive religion of the Romans can easily be misunderstood. The poet's wit is emphasized in his addresses both toeminent Romans and to women with Greek names; the latter poems are taken as reflecting his general experience rather than particular occasions. Though Horace's ironic self-presentation must not be understood too literally, the editors reject the modern tendency to treat the author as unknowable.Although the text of the Odes is not printed separately, the headings to the notes provide a continuous text. The editors put forward a number of conjectures, most of them necessarily tentative, and in the few cases where they disagree, both opinions are summarized.

Horace Odes

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108500920
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: History

Horace's Odes remain among the most widely read works of classical literature. This volume constitutes the first substantial commentary for a generation on this book, and presents Horace's poems for a new cohort of modern students and scholars. The introduction focusses on the particular features of this poetic book and its place in Horace's poetic career and in the literary environment of its particular time in the 20s BCE. The text and commentary both look back to the long and distinguished tradition of Horatian scholarship and incorporate the many advances of recent research and thinking about Latin literature. The volume proposes some new solutions to established problems of text and interpretation, and in general improves modern understanding of a widely read ancient text which has a firm place in college and university courses as well as in classical research.

Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome

Author: Luke Roman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191663123
Release Date: 2014-01-30
Genre: History

In Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome, Luke Roman offers a major new approach to the study of ancient Roman poetry. A key term in the modern interpretation of art and literature, 'aesthetic autonomy' refers to the idea that the work of art belongs to a realm of its own, separate from ordinary activities and detached from quotidian interests. While scholars have often insisted that aesthetic autonomy is an exclusively modern concept and cannot be applied to other historical periods, the book argues that poets in ancient Rome employed a 'rhetoric of autonomy' to define their position within Roman society and establish the distinctive value of their work. This study of the Roman rhetoric of poetic autonomy includes an examination of poetic self-representation in first-person genres from the late republic to the early empire. Looking closely at the works of Lucilius, Catullus, Propertius, Horace, Virgil, Tibullus, Ovid, Statius, Martial, and Juvenal, Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome affords fresh insight into ancient literary texts and reinvigorates the dialogue between ancient and modern aesthetics.

The Cambridge Companion to Horace

Author: Stephen Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827162
Release Date: 2007-02-08
Genre: History

Horace is a central author in Latin literature. His work spans a wide range of genres, from iambus to satire, and odes to literary epistle, and he is just as much at home writing about love and wine as he is about philosophy and literary criticism. He also became a key literary figure in the regime of the Emperor Augustus. In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present a stimulating and accessible assessment of the poet, his work, its themes and its reception. This provides the orientation and coverage needed by non-specialists and students, but also suggests provoking perspectives from which specialists may benefit. Since the last general book on Horace was published half a century ago, there has been a sea-change in perceptions of his work and in the literary analysis of classical literature in general, and this territory is fully charted in this Companion.

Pliny the Younger Epistles

Author: Pliny the Younger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107006898
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The first modern literary commentary on Pliny the Younger's Epistles II, essential reading for students and scholars of Roman literature.

Divvs Clavdivs

Author: Suetonius
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521596769
Release Date: 2001-03-15
Genre: History

The first-century emperor Claudius did not leave the fledgling Roman Empire as he had found it: his contribution was to turn its developing institutions into an imperial tradition. But the ancient sources represent him as an odd personality - active but manipulated by his inferiors, at once distracted and awkward and cruel. Suetonius' biography is a rich offering of both solid fact and the prejudicial anecdotes that his contemporaries and the generation that followed thought worth repeating, raw material for exploring the man and his reign. This commentary provides context for the text's abundant information, but form is not neglected, and attention is given to Suetonius' intelligent and conscious marshalling of his material, and guidance offered to students reading the biographer's often densely compressed style. This is the first English commentary on the Claudius Life to deal with both historical and stylistic issues.

Herodotus Histories

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107511842
Release Date: 2013-12-12
Genre: History

One of the most important works of history in Western literature, by the freshest and liveliest of all classical Greek prose authors, Herodotus's Histories is also a key text for the study of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Covering a central and widely studied period of Greek history, Book V not only describes the revolt of the east Greeks against their Persian masters, which led to the great Persian Wars of 490–479 BC, but also provides fascinating material about the mainland Greek states in the sixth century BC. This is an up-to-date edition of and commentary on the Greek text of the book, providing extensive help with the Greek, basic historical information and clear maps, as well as lucid and insightful historical and literary interpretation of the text. The volume is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars.


Author: Publius Papinius Statius
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521661874
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: History

Introduction and commentary designed for advanced students, showing the text's importance for understanding Roman imperial culture.

Tacitus Annals Book XV

Author: Tacitus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107009783
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: History

Helps students and instructors read and appreciate this extraordinary piece of historical writing about Nero's infamous reign as emperor.

Horace on Poetry

Author: C. O. Brink
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521077842
Release Date: 1971-02-02
Genre: History

This 1971 text is the second of a three-volume commentary on Horace's literary epistles. The core of the book is a critical text of the Ars Poetica with a commentary on the poem. The complete three-volume commentary constitutes one of the fullest on Horace's critical writing.

The Annals of Tacitus

Author: A. J. Woodman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108321785
Release Date: 2018-05-24
Genre: History

Book 4 of Tacitus' Annals, described by Sir Ronald Syme as 'the best that Tacitus ever wrote', covers the years AD 23–28, the pivotal period in the principate of the emperor Tiberius. Under the malign influence of Sejanus, the henchman who duped him and was loaded with honours, Tiberius withdrew to the island of Capri and was never again seen in Rome, where the treason trials engendered an atmosphere of terror. The volume presents a new text of Book 4, as well as a full commentary on the text, covering textual, literary, linguistic and historical matters. The introduction discusses the relationship between Tacitus and Sallust. The volume completes the sequence which began with commentary on Books 1 and 2 of the Annals by F. R. D. Goodyear (1972, 1981) and was continued by commentary on Book 3 by A. J. Woodman and R. H. Martin (1996) and on Books 5-6 by A. J. Woodman (2016).