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Satires and Epistles (Oxford World's Classics)

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Exuberantly mocking the vices and pretensions of his Roman contemporaries, Horace's Satires are stuffed full of comic vignettes, moral insights, and his pervasive humanity. Boasting famous episodes such as the fable of the town mouse and the country mouse and the grotesque dinner party given by the nouveau-riche Nasidienus, these poems influenced not only contemporaries such as Juvenal, but also English satirists from Ben Jonson to W. H. Auden. In the Epistles, Horace used the form of letters to explore questions of philosophy and how to live a good life. Perhaps the best-known epistle, "The Art of Poetry" (Ars poetica), still influences the work of writers today. These new prose translations by John Davie perfectly capture the lively, scurrilous, and frequently hilarious style of the satires, and the warm and engaging persona of the more meditative epistles. Robert Cowan's introduction and notes take account of the latest scholarship, placing Horace's poems within the development of Roman satire, and exploring the themes of philosophy, morality, sex and gender, literary criticism, politics, and patronage.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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John Davie is former Head of Classics at St. Paul's School, in London. Robert Cowan is Fairfax Tutorial Fellow in Latin Literature at Balliol College, Oxford.

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ISBN:
9780199563289
Author:
Horace
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, John
Author:
Davie, John
Author:
null, Robert
Author:
Cowan, Robert
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.8 in 0.3 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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