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The Students' Series of Latin Classics
ODES AND EPODES
INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
PAUL SHOREY, PH.D.
PROFESSOR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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BENJ. H. SANBORN & CO.
FROM some friendly admonitions that have come to me it appears that what is expected of a would-be 'literary' edition of Horace is commentary of the kind so admirably described by Mr. Sarcey:1
'Ecce autem a Tenedo gemini tranquilla per alta. Les voilà, ce sont eux! A Tenedo; c'est de Ténédos qu'ils arrivent; on les aperçoit de loin; gemini; ils sont deux; ils forment un couple! Ambo serait faible: mais gemini! Tranquilla per alta; c'est la haute mer; elle est tranquille, et les deux monstres s'avancent. Quel tableau!'
The present edition is less ambitious in its scope. It aims to stimulate the student's appreciation of the Odes as literature by a somewhat fuller illustration than is generally given of Horace's thought, sentiment, and poetic imagery. In order to find space for the parallel passages quoted it has been necessary to abbreviate somewhat the expression of the traditional exegesis and to state by implication some of the more obvious things which the student has already met in Vergil. But it is believed that the introductory paraphrases in connection with the more explicit notes provide as much aid for the young student as is desirable; and it is hoped that the
1 Souvenirs de Jeunesse, p. 180.