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    Horace: Odes Book I (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Horace, Edited by Roland Mayer

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    DescriptionIn the first book of odes, Horace presents himself to his Roman readers in a novel guise, as the appropriator of the Greek lyric tradition. He aspired to add a new province to the empire of the national literature. The first book is designed both to establish Horace's engagement with his Greek predecessors and to create a role for lyric poetry in contemporary Rome. The collection of thirty-eight poems is therefore a dazzling feat of poetic appropriation and innovation, a blend of the public and the private voice of the poet. Classic Greek songs are evoked so as to provide a springboard for reflections on moral and political issues, for the praises of gods and men, friends and public figures, for celebration of love and drinking. This edition will enable students and their instructors to enter and enjoy Horace's lyric world.


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    Title
    Horace
    Subtitle
    Odes Book I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Horace, Edited by Roland Mayer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 253
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521671019
    ISBN 10: 0521671019
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC classification: PA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT011000, LCO003000
    DC22: 874.01
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    DC23: 874.01
    Ingram Theme: INDS/CLASSI
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Roland Mayer is Professor of Classics at King's College London.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Lyric impulse and lyric challenge; 2. Technical challenges of lyric; 3. The architecture of the ode; 4. The arrangement of the book; 5. Dates of composition and publication; 6. Transmission of the text and the tradition of comment; 7. Interpretation: a note.