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    DescriptionThe work of the great Roman poet, Horatius Flaccus (65 BC to 8 BC), spanned all aspects of Roman life: politics, the arts, religion, and the authority of the emperor, while his legendary poems (Satires, Odes, Epistles) about friendship, philosophy, love and sex still have considerable appeal. This biography attempts to present a complete picture of Horace's life and world. It considers the details of Horace's romantic liaisons and why he never married, what the status of his father - a freedman - meant to the poet, and his distinctive brand of philosophy. In this acclaimed biography, Peter Levi - a fellow poet - has produced a thrilling and eminently readable book, the definitive on one of Rome's greatest poets and the times during which he lived.


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    Title
    Horace
    Subtitle
    A Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780761398
    ISBN 10: 1780761392
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    LC classification: PA6411 .L49 2012
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    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Levi, FSA, FRSL, (1931-2000) was a poet, archaeologist, Jesuit priest, travel writer, scholar, biographer and critic. Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1984-89, Levi also worked for the Times, travelled with Bruce Chatwin in Afghanistan and wrote over 60 highly acclaimed biographies and works of travel, including The Light Garden of the Angel King.
    Review quote
    "'Wonderfully readable, yet a triumph of scholarship. An enthralling examination of Horace himself, explaining his background and his relationships with other men and women in the Augustan era. A masterpiece.' (Kirkus)"