Horace: Satires Book II


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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.

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Frances Muecke has taught Classics for many years in universities around the world and was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sydney. She specialises in the study of Greek and Roman comedy and ancient poetry.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Preface
Bibliography
Introduction
  1.Horace in the late 30s B.C.
  2. Satire — an anti-genre?
  3. The satiric self-portrait
  4. ‘Diatribe’, dialogue and philosophy
  5. The structural patterns of Book 2
  6. The focus on food
  7. Text and manuscripts
  8. Notes on references and abbreviations
Chronological Table
Horace: Satires Book II - Parallel Latin Text and English Translation
Commentary
Index