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Horace: Odes Book II



Part of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107600904

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  • 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.

    • A full and accessible commentary on Odes II, essential for students and scholars
    • Offers new solutions to established problems of text and interpretation
    • Explores Book II within the context of Horace's poetic career and the wider Augustan literary scene
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    '… replete with learning and generous in detail … the natural first port of call for any student whose focus is on this book of the Odes' Colin Leach, Classics for All

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107600904
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Date of Odes II
    2. Horace's literary career
    3. Characteristics of Odes II
    4. Literary intertexts
    5. Internal architecture of poems
    6. Style
    7. Metre
    8. Text
    9. Abbreviations
    Q. Horati Flacci Carminvm Liber Secvndvs

  • Author



    Stephen Harrison, University of Oxford
    Stephen Harrison is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Oxford, and has written extensively on the works and reception of Horace. His previous publications include The Cambridge Companion to Horace (Cambridge, 2007), Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace (2007) and Horace (Cambridge, 2014).

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