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Works: 9,560 works in 21,207 publications in 14 languages and 125,756 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Laudatory poetry  Epistolary poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Readers (Publications)  Satirical literature  Odes  Lyric poetry  History  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Poets, Latin 
Roles: Author, Other, Translator, Honoree, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PA6393, 874.01
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Most widely held works about Horace
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Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

823 editions published between 1490 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 6,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace's greatest creation is his own character, and his legacy is his enduring influence upon the lyric poetry of Europe. David West's superb new translation is supplemented by a helpful introduction illuminating Horace's unique poetic voice, extensive notes, a chronological survey, and a glossary of names. This edition also includes the Secular Hymn and Suetonius' 'Life of Horace'
The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation by Horace( )

232 editions published between 1480 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horace has long been revered as the supreme lyric poet of the Augustan Age. In his perceptive introduction to this translation of Horace's Odes and Satires, Sidney Alexander engagingly spells out how the poet expresses values and traditions that remain unchanged in the deepest strata of Italian character two thousand years later. Horace shares with Italians of today a distinctive delight in the senses, a fundamental irony, a passion for seizing the moment, and a view of religion as aesthetic experience rather than mystical exaltation - in many ways, as Alexander puts it, Horace is the quintessential Italian. The voice we hear in this graceful and carefully annotated translation is thus one that emerges with clarity and dignity from the heart of an unchanging Latin culture."--Jacket
Q. Horati Flacci Opera by Horace( Book )

136 editions published between 1612 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 21 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (S. XI)
Epodes by Horace( Book )

95 editions published between 1567 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Mankin's introduction and commentary examines all aspects of Horace's relationship with his models and of the technical accomplishment of his verse; it also gives help with linguistic problems. His edition places the Epodes firmly in their literary and historical context: Rome at the time of its greatest crisis, the Civil War which ended the Republic and led to the establishment of the Principate
Quintus Horatius Flaccus by Horace( )

132 editions published between 1089 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinti Horatii Flacci Poemata. : Scholijs siue annotationibus, quæ breuis commentarij vice esse possint à Ioanne Bond illustrata by Horace( )

62 editions published between 1606 and 1620 in Latin and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Horace by Horace( Book )

226 editions published between 1767 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of The Works of Horace presents the full text of this literary classic
Satires, Epistles and Ars poetica by Horace( Book )

54 editions published between 1920 and 2005 in English and Latin and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65 B.C.) was born at Venusia, son of a freedman clerk who had him well educated at Rome and Athens. Horace supported the ill-fated killers of Caesar, lost his property and became a secretary in the Treasury, and began to write poetry. Maecenas, lover of letters, to whom Virgil and Varius introduced Horace in 39 B.C., became his friend and made him largely independent by giving him a farm. After 30 B.C. Horace knew and aided with his pen the first Emperor Augustus, who after Virgil's death in 19 B.C. engaged him to celebrate imperial affairs in poetry. Horace refused to become Augustus' private secretary and died a few months after Maecenas. Both lyric (in various metres) and other work (in hexameters) was spread over the period 40-10 or 9 B.C. It is Roman in spirit, Greek in technique. In the two books of Satires he is a moderate social critic and commentator; the two books of Epistles are more intimate and polished, the secont book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica which has given us phrases such as 'purple patch'. The Epodes in various (mostly iambic) metres are akin to the 'discourses' (as Horace called his satires and epistles) but also look towards the famous Odes, in four books, in the old Greek lyric metres used with much skill. Some are national odes about public affairs; some are pleasant poems of love and wine; some are moral letters; all have a rare perfection
Q. Horatii Flacci opera by Horace( Book )

154 editions published between 1546 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of the works of Horace. See printed catalog for full description: Codices Vaticani Latini. Tomus 3, pars 1. Codices 1461-2059, p. 84
The satires by Horace( Book )

177 editions published between 1489 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satires of Horace offer a hodgepodge of genres and styles: philosophy and bawdry; fantastic tales and novelistic vignettes; portraits of the poet, his contemporaries, and his predecessors; jibes, dialogue, travelogue, rants, and recipes; and poetic effects in a variety of modes. For all their apparent lightheartedness, however, the poems both illuminate and bear the marks of a momentous event in world history, one in which Horace himself played an active role-the death of the Roman Republic and the birth of the Principate
Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera omnia by Horace( )

103 editions published between 1590 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinti Horatii Flacci poëmata by Horace( )

40 editions published between 1549 and 1785 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvæ, or, The second part of Poetical miscellanies by John Dryden( )

29 editions published between 1685 and 1980 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace, the Odes and Epodes by Horace( Book )

44 editions published between 1902 and 1981 in English and Latin and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dual text, latin and English
Q. Horatii Flacci Opera omnia by Horácio( Book )

119 editions published between 1544 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensita : accesserunt variæ lectiones, quæ in libris mss. & eruditorum commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt by Horace( )

36 editions published between 1699 and 1978 in Latin and English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace, the best of lyrick poets : containing much morality, and sweetnesse : together with Aulus Persius Flaccus, his satyres by Horace( )

26 editions published between 1652 and 1985 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinti Horatii Flacci Poemata scholiis sive annotationibus, quæ brevis commentarii vice esse possint, à Joanne Bond illustrata by Horace( )

35 editions published between 1637 and 1670 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epistles of Horace by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Epistles of Horace by Horace( Book )

66 editions published between 1812 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Epistles of Horace
The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translationQ. Horati Flacci OperaEpodesThe works of HoraceSatires, Epistles and Ars poeticaQ. Horatii Flacci operaThe satiresThe epistles of HoraceThe Epistles of Horace