Horace Odes and Carmen Saeculare, Paperback Book

Horace Odes and Carmen Saeculare Paperback


Originally published in 1998, this is a new paperback edition of Guy Lee's translation of the Odes and the Carmen Saeculare .

Lee adheres to the metrical patterns of the Latin and reproduces the vigour and subtlety of the original poems. Horace cannot fail to please whether brilliantly tongue-in-cheek - `.. when you Lydia, praise Telephus and his neck (rosy pink!), Telephus and his arms (wax-smooth!) yuk, I can feel it, my liver boiling with sour bile and oedematous' ( Odes 1,13 ) or pleasantly urbane, urging his readers to indulge in a few cups of `innocuous Lesbian wine'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Francis Cairns Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780905205960



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