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Horace: Epistles Book I (Roland Mayer (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521277549
Horace: Epistles Book I (Roland Mayer (ed)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521277549
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Title: Horace: Epistles Book I

Author: Mayer, Roland (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1994

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521277549

Volumes: 1; Pages: 299

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This volume comprises an edition, with introduction and commentary, of the first book of Horace's Epistles. These are imaginary letters in verse, and represent the Roman poet's most original contribution to Latin literature. The introduction discusses poetic form and style, the addressees of the letters and the main topics, as well as the layout of the poems and their organization within Book I. The commentary gives ample help with the language, paying particular attention to its poetic qualities.This is the first commentary on Epistles I on this scale published in English this centuryThe introduction is full and informative and provides an excellent way into the EpistlesParticular attention is paid to the poet's use of languageContentsIntroduction1. The Epistle as a literary form2. Horace's career3. The addressees and the date of composition4. Poetic style5. Themes6. The organisation of the book7. The transmission of the text. Q. Horati Flacci Epistvlarvm Liber PrimvsCommentaryIndexes
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