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Satires and Epistles (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Inspiring poets from Ben Jonson and Alexander Pope to W. H. Auden and Robert Frost, the writings of Horace and Persius have had a powerful influence on later Western literature. The Satires of Persius are highly idiosyncratic, containing a courageous attack on the poetry and morals of his wealthy contemporaries—even the ruling emperor, Nero. The Satires of Horace, written in the troubled decade ending with the establishment of Augustus’s regime, provide an amusing treatment of men’s perennial enslavement to money, power, glory, and sex. Epistles I, addressed to the poet’s friends, deals with the problem of achieving contentment amid the complexities of urban life, while Epistles II and the Ars Poetica discuss Latin poetry—its history and social functions, and the craft required for its success.

  • Features a revised introduction, translation, and notes

About the Author

Horace, Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65–8 BC), friend of Virgil patronized by Maecenus, is considered the leading lyrical poet of the Augustan Age.

Persius, Aules Persius Flaccus (AD 34–62), Roman poet and satirist, was rich and well connected to several members of the Stoic opposition to Ner‛s rule.

Niall Rudd was formerly Chair of Latin at Bristol University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140455083
Translator:
Persius, Rudd
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Persius, Rudd
Translator:
Rudd, Niall
Author:
Persius, Rudd
Author:
Persius
Author:
Rudd, Niall
Author:
Horace
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.61 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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