Horace: Odes IV and Carmen Saecvlare

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Horace: Odes IV and Carmen Saecvlare

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297 pages

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

Publish Date: Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9780521587662

ISBN-10: 0521587662

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The Carmen Saeculare was composed and published in 17 BCE as Horace was returning to the genre of lyric which he had abandoned six years earlier; the fourth book of Odes is in part a response to this poem, the only commissioned poem we know from the period. The hardening of the political situation, with the Republic a thing of the past and the Augustan succession in the air, threw the problematic issue of praise into fresh relief, and at the same time provided an impulse towards the nostalgia represented by the poet's private world. Professor Thomas provides an introduction and commentary (the first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century) to each of the poems, exploring their status as separate lyric artefacts and their place in the larger web of the book. The edition is intended primarily for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, but is also important for scholars.

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Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9780521587662
ISBN-10: 0521587662
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 297
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Chapter outline

Prefacep. vii
List of abbreviationsp. ix
Mapp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Horace's literary careerp. 1
The date of Odes 4p. 5
Structural patternsp. 7
Thematic patternsp. 9
Poetry and propagandap. 10
Reluctant praisep. 13
Pindar, Callimachus and aesthetic contestationsp. 20
Text and siglap. 24
Q Horati Flacci Carmen Saecvlarep. 27
Q Horati Flacci Carminvm Liber Qvartvsp. 33
Commentary on Carmen saecularep. 53
Commentary on Odes IVp. 85
The Secular Gamesp. 271
Acta of the Augustan Secular Games of 17 BCE (lines 90-168)p. 274
The Sibylline Oracle for the Secular Games of 17 BCEp. 277
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexesp. 289
Latin wordsp. 289
Generalp. 290

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The Carmen Saeculare was composed and published in 17 BCE as Horace was returning to the genre of lyric which he had abandoned six years earlier; the fourth book of Odes is in part a response to this poem, the only commissioned poem we know from the period. The hardening of the political situation, with the Republic a thing of the past and the Augustan succession in the air, threw the problematic issue of praise into fresh relief, and at the same time provided an impulse towards the nostalgia represented by the poet's private world.

Professor Thomas provides an introduction and commentary (the first full commentary in English since the nineteenth century) to each of the poems, exploring their status as separate lyric artefacts and their place in the larger web of the book. The edition is intended primarily for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, but is also important for scholars.

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