The Epistles of Horace

David Ferry; Horace




Farrar Straus & Giroux

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When David Ferry's translation of THE ODES OF HORACE appeared in 1997, Bernard Knox wrote in The New York Review of Books that it was "a Horace for our times." Now Ferry has translated Horace's two books of EPISTLES, in which he perfected his dazzling conversational verse medium, speaking with directness, wit, and urgency, to young writers, to friends, to his patron Maecenas, to Emperor Augustus himself. It is the voice of a free man, talking about how to get along in a Roman world full of temptations, opportunities, and contingencies with one's integrity intact. Horace's world, so unlike our own and yet so like it, comes to life in these poems.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Softcover - 2007, Hardcover - 2007, Softcover - 2006, Hardcover - 2005, 2001, Hardcover - 1999, Softcover - 1999

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