Ancients in Action
Bristol Classical 2005
9781853996740   Product Code: 22273
The Roman poet Horace (65-8 BCE) is the source of familiar quotations and has been admired by many readers as a wise, urbane friend, but today his frequent historical and mythological allusions can be an obstacle. This introduction to his work guides the reader through each collection in turn, providing the political background to the nationalistic poems and identifying philosophical and literary antecedents of the quieter Horatian reflections on love and mortality. From the Ancients in Action series.