The Works of Horace
Quintus Horatius Flaccus known as Horace was a Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. His father was able to send Horace to Athens to study Greek and philosophy. After Julius Caesar was assassinated Horace joined the army and served under Brutus. His works are written in Greek metres from the hexameter, which were easily adapted into Latin. His more complex measures used in the odes were difficult to fit into Latin structure. This collection begins with his odes.