Horace and His Influence

Horace and His Influence

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"[...]past experiences and natural adaptability enabled him to assimilate their thoughts and emotions. Thanks to the glowing personal nature of Horace's works, we know who many of these friends and patrons were who so enlarged his vision and deepened his inspiration. Almost without exception his poems are addressed or dedicated to men with whom he was on terms of more than ordinary friendship. They were rare men, -fit audience, though few; men of experience in affairs at home and in the field, men of natural taste and real cultivation, of broad and sane outlook, of warm heart and deep sympathies. There was Virgil, whom he calls the half of his own being. There was Plotius, and there was Varius, bird of Maeonian song, whom he ranks with the singer of the Aeneid himself as the most luminously pure of souls on earth. There was Quintilius, whose death[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 158.76g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675712
  • 9781507675717

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