Horace’s first book of verse satires is the earliest fully extant example of the genre in European literature; it not only handles moral topics with a persuasive air of sweet reason but also reveals much of the poet’s own engaging personality and way of life. This edition incorporates a new text and prose translation and is designed to make the poems readily accessible to the modern reader by elucidating their content, structure and background; it also explores the artistry which lies behind their easy informality of style. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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Edition of Horace’s first book of Satires. Latin text, with facing translation, introduction and commentary.
P. Michael Brown is a former lecturer and now Honorary Research Fellow of the Department of Classics, University of Glasgow. He is the editor of Lucretius: De Rerum Natura III in the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series and has also edited Lucretius: De Rerum Natura I (Bristol Classical Press, 1984).