Excerpt from Including Horace
Ever since Davidson published his translations in 171 I, an entire literature has grown 11p around Horace, so great that the poet himself has been al most obscured. Practically every editor has sent forth the Odes and Satires with a mass of erudi... te notes, of variorum readings, of grammatical and tech nical criticisms, of dissertations on the metrical intrica cies - a collection so weighty that it made Horace seem the pedantic and hair-splitting technician that every freshman suspects him of being. One comes, with surprise and gratification, upon such a fresh and energetic work as E. C. Wickham's Horace for English Readers (published at The Clarendon Press), in which Dr. Wickham treats Horace as an Old friend instead of an Old classic. In these almost casual prose versions the spontaneity and light-heart edness of Horace's finest examples are preserved. And, to acknowledge the debt more directly, it is to this volume in particular that the present paraphraser has turned whenever his small and sketchy stock of Latin has failed him.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.