Horace

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (; 8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), commonly known in the English-speaking world as Horace (), was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his ''Odes'' as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."

Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (''Satires'' and ''Epistles'') and caustic iambic poetry (''Epodes''). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings".

His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from a republic to an empire. An officer in the republican army defeated at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence (he was "a master of the graceful sidestep") but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave". Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. 1
    by Horace
    Published 1991
    Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
    xvii, 396 p., maps : ill. ; 23 cm.
    Other Authors: ...Horace...
  2. 2
    by Horace
    Published 1912
    Princeton, Princeton University pr., 1912.
    xii, 100 p., 20 cm.
  3. 3
    by Horace
    Published 1900
    Berlin : Weidmann, 1900.
    iv, 178 p.
  4. 4
    by Horace
    Published 1845
    Leidae, apud H.W. Hazenberg & socios, 1845.
    2 p.l., 234 p. 22 cm.
  5. 5
    by Horace
    Published 1892
    Vindobonae, Pragae, Lipsiae, F. Tempsky; G. Freytag, 1892.
    xxviii, 321p., 2 fold. maps, 19 cm.
  6. 6
    by Horace
    Published 1881
    Berlin, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1881-1889.
    3 v. in 1, 20 cm.
  7. 7
    by Horace
    Published 1886
    Berlin, Weidmann, 1886-1889.
    2 v. in 1, 20 cm.
    Other Authors: ...Horace...
  8. 8
    by Horace
    Published 1498
    Leipzig, Jakob Thanner, about 1498.
    46 l.
  9. 9
    by Horace
    Published 1553
    Parisiis : Apud Thomam Richardum, 1553.
    [2], 131-148, 150-153, 157-160 p.
  10. 10
    by Horace
    Published 1944
    Luik, H. Dessain, 1944-
    v.
  11. 11
    by Horace
    Stuttgart, J.G. Cotta [n.d.]
    343 p.
  12. 12
    by Horace
    Published 1493
    Venetiis [Venice] : Philippo pincio Mantovano : Berardino Resina ... pecunia[m] spende[n]te, 1492 [i.e. 1493]
    [6], 291 [i.e. 281] leaves ; 33 cm. (2to)
  13. 13
    by Horace
    Published 1552
    Parisiis : Ioannis Gueullarii, 1552.
    [20] p. ; 23 cm.
  14. 14
    by Horace
    Published 1954
    Bogotá, Impr. Nacional, 1954.
    312 p. 25 cm.
  15. 15
    by Horace
    Published 1489
    [Köln, Heinrich Quentell, before 23 March 1489]
    48 l. Fol.
  16. 16
    by Horace
    Published 1639
    Rinteln an der Weser : Gedruckt und verlegt durch Petrum Lucium, dero Universitet bestalten Buchdrucker, 1639.
    121, [7] p. ; 16 cm.
  17. 17
    by Horace
    Published 1498
    Leipzig, Jacobus Thanner, 1498.
    22 leaves. 21 cm. (4to)
  18. 18
    by Horace
    Published 1481
    Venice, Michele Manzolo, 1481.
    322 p. fol.
  19. 19
    by Horace
    Published 1478
    Venice, Philippus Petri, 15 Sept. 1478.
    [123] p.
  20. 20
    by Horace
    Published 1563
    Parisiis : Thomæ Richardi, 1563.
    4 leaves ; 23 cm.

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