A Commentary on Horace's Epodes

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - 604 pages
This is by far the most detailed commentary yet on Horace's Epodes. The line-by-line commentary on each epode is prefaced by a substantial interpretative essay which offers a reading of that poem and synthesises existing scholarship. These essays, the first of their kind, will provideessential critical orientation to undergraduates approaching the Epode-book for the first time. Moreover, the scale and density of the commentary will make it an invaluable resource for scholars of Latin poetry. A particular feature is the first in-depth treatment of the two lengthy magical Epodes 5and 17. The author draws extensively on ancient magical texts preserved on papyrus and lead, as well as the recent flood of publications on Greek and Roman magic, to cast light on countless details in these epodes which reveal a marked familiarity on Horace's part with authentic magical belief andpractice.
 

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Table des matières

The Epode book
12
Poetic quality
36
5 I
51
Epode 2
75
Epode 4
174
25 I
187
Epode 7
266
Epode 8
287
Epode II
358
Epode 12
382
Epode 13
417
Epode 14
438
Epode 15
458
Epode 16
479
Epode 17
534
Bibliography
585

3
310
Epode Io
338

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À propos de l'auteur (2003)


Lindsay C. Watson is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sydney, Australia

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