The Works of Horace

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 26 lip 2018 - 198
The Works of Horace By Horace Roman poet, satirist and dramatist Horace was born in southern Italy in 65 b.c.e. Uncommonly for one born to poor parents, Horace studied literature and philosophy in Athens until he became a staff officer in Brutus' army, where he served as a military tribune until the army was defeated in 42 b.c.e. He soon returned to Rome, purchased the post of scribe, and it was here that he began writing verse and struck up a friendship with the poet Virgil. Horace was praised for his reinterpretations of earlier Greek and Latin literary works, and his immeasurable influence on modern poetry cannot be overlooked. This collection contains Horace's "Odes": sentimental reflections on life and commonplace themes; "Epodes": in which he describes his personal dislikes; "Satires": in which Horace good-humoredly reflects on flaws of humanity; "Epistles": informal moral essays that display the genius of Horace; and finally "The Art of Poetry": a dictum on literary composition. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

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