The poems of Horace’s second book of Satires, for the most part written in the newly-adopted dialogue form, display great literary and intellectual sophistication, artistic skill and charm. The intention of this edition is to supply sufficient background information to enable the text to be read with understanding. The emphasis is on the social context, the history of satire in Rome, and the ethical-philosophical content. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
Edition of Horace’s second book of Satires. Latin text, with facing translation, introduction and commentary.
Frances Muecke was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sydney, Australia. She specialises in the study of Greek and Roman comedy and ancient poetry.