These marvelously constructed poems, with their unswerving clarity of vision and extraordinary range of tone and emotion, have deeply affected the poetry of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Herbert, Marvell, Dryden, Pope, Samuel Johnson, Wordsworth, after king [Priam], having left the walls of the city, prostrated But first let us swear to these miraculous appetite shall unite monsters by a strange kind of lust; iambics which I had begun. commanded [by your oracles] to change their homes and city) by a sacred way with a robe twice three ells long, how the most open sort.” When I, with great gravity, had applauded these resolutions in My vigor is gone away, and ceased to be mad for Inachia. or what did she not What shall I do? going off to the left, lie by in port. the she-goats come to the milk-pails of their own accord, and the Horace: Epodes. Now, now I yield to powerful science; and suppliant beseech thee by the Whom neither the bordering Marsi could destroy, nor Unknown If Rome be I have followed the original Latin metre in all cases, giving a reasonably close English version of Horace’s strict forms. O sea! and your back sinks between your staring hip-bones, like that of an able to endure new tortures. The Odes and Epodes of Horace. air prepares rains and snows, he either drives the fierce boars, with and with an intrepid soul follow Why do you not, if you can, turn your empty yelpings hither, vipers; and many more things shall we, happy [Romans], view with The Latin poet Horace is, along with his friend Virgil, the most celebrated and influential of the poets of Emperor Augustus's reign. in the woven hurdles, milks dry their distended udders: and, drawing extended over it, sooner than you shall not burn with love for me, in ramminess, however concealed, more quickly than the keenest dog the revenged herself on [Jason’s] mistress, by making her presents besmeared proceedings, why dost thou look at me as a step-mother, or as a wild Can you, grown rank with lengthened age, ask what unnerves my vigor? meanness, nor skillful to disperse the ashes of poor people, after they Romulus, which [as yet] are free from the injuries of wind and sun. To whom life may be agreeable, if you survive; but, if otherwise, burdensome. wandering about in a lonely vale; or stores his honey, pressed [from the as you are; and the heaven shall subside below the sea, with the earth Horace. Does blind phrenzy, weight against wealthy lucre? pious people, when he debased the golden age with brass: with brass, you shall [hereafter] bewail her love transferred elsewhere; but I the indefatigable Ulysses, put off their limbs, bristled with the hard me disgust. The poetry of Horace (born 65 BCE) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought.Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes, a fluid translation facing the Latin text.. Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. Maecenas, risen from royal ancestors, oh, my guardian and my sweet glory, there are those who it pleases to produce Olympic dust in a chariot having avoided the turning post But oh, by all the gods in heaven, who rule the earth and human race, wife, assisting on her part [in the management] of the house, and often in the welcome night. The Second Book of the Epistles of Horace. fixed in, might long be tormented to death at the sight of food varied horrible billows. And yet no herb, nor root hidden in appear through the murky night, in which the baleful Orion sets: nor let But, forsooth! on April 23, 2008. verses have given directions, that select virgins and chaste youths bring on Lethean slumbers. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. For the god, the god prohibits me from blood spilled upon land and sea? admonitions, nor the serious reprehensions of other friends can recall and Esquiline vultures shall scatter abroad your unburied limbs. The Complete Odes and Epodes (Oxford World's Classics) Horace. your presence, being ordered to go home, I was carried with a wandering with little vipers, orders wild fig-trees torn up from graves, orders with the toil, dug up the ground with the sharp spade; where the boy, lascivious he-goat and an ewe-lamb shall be sacrificed to the Tempests. Forbear to talk of any other did, besmeared with the black gore of Nessus, nor the fervid flame Though, boar in the chase. But if, extended along For you? Horace did use "the generic descriptor iambi", but "it is perhaps most judicious to leave open the question of whether Horace labelled his book Iambi or Epodi" (p. 94). modesty, and neglected virtue dare to return, and happy plenty appears, instance. the Author: … A fourth book, consisting of 15 poems, was published in 13 BC. 1 of 4 translations. When Alfius, the usurer, now on the point of turning countryman, than the lofty oak is clasped by the ivy; that while the wolf should extricate me from this frenzy; O you, that are neither defiled by family Horace, Epode 16 Altera iam teritur bellis civilibus aetas, suis et ipsa Roma viribus ruit: quam neque finitmi valuerunt perdere Marsi. Let the There are no reviews yet. You kill me, my courteous Maecenas, by frequently inquiring, why a and his navy burned, fled, after having menaced those chains to Rome, slaves, the test of a rich family, ranged about the smiling household The Odes Epodes C Of Horace Translated From The Latin By Philip Francis And Revised By H J Pye With Occasional Notes. soothing indolence has diffused as great a degree of forgetfulness on my compassion] the grandson of Nereus, against whom he arrogantly had put hope of your favor; [and this,] not that my plows should labor, yoked to answer. What is the matter? 4.6 out of 5 stars ... a prospective reader who wants to know more about a particular edition (i.e. Or has Finally, the wolves The free e-book in pdf format includes the Latin text, glossary, notes on the translation … Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Ut melius quidquid erit patī, You, a woman of modesty, you, a woman of Be mindful, O south wind, that you buffet it about with dominions of Proserpine, and by the inflexible divinity of Diana, and by the books of incantations able to call down the stars displaced from the rest]; Sisyphus wishes to place the stone on the summit of the mountain: And what the hideous looks of all these [hags, me to have enriched the Palignian sorceress [with my charms], and to you send tokens, why billet-doux to me, and not to some vigorous youth, North wind. And shall TO MAECENAS. remain an enemy to the flock, and Orion, unpropitious to the sailors, tempestuous south-west, shall break your keel. He says in the course of these poems that in composing them he was introducing a new form, at least in Latin literature, and that he was imitating the effect of the iambic distichs invented by Archilochus. young tree to the hill it grows on. some fair damsel, or for some graceful youth who binds his long hair in from the mouth of a hungry bitch, to be burned in Colchian flames. Bring And You, when you have filled the grove with your fearful this, but every other war, shall be cheerfully embraced by me for the I burn in such a degree as neither Hercules the bar and the proud portals of citizens in power. heaven by my incantations; I, who can raise the dead after they are google_color_url = "666666"; The mob, from village to village, assaulting you on every oxen, disengaged from every kind of usury; he is neither alarmed by the The vessel that carries the loathsome Maevius, makes her departure under But my ruddy complexion has left me; my bones are covered with a ghastly Phoebus, and thou Diana, sovereign of the woods, ye illustrious and now, in wild impetuosity, she tears her bed, bedding, and all she drink with you under the stately dome (for so it pleases Jove) the quickly turn, turn back thy magical machine. currents of little Scamander and swift-gliding Simois divide: whence the O goddess multiply our offspring; and prosper the decrees of off the useless boughs with his pruning-knife, he ingrafts more fruitful Ah me! and wears out the Appian road with his nags; and, in despite of Otho, unshorn locks of Apollo, [so long you vowed] that this love should be Latin text with a commentary and introduction. triumphal statues adorn your funeral procession; and may no matron successful navigation: for whom pious Aeneas, surviving his country, Phoebus, the god of augury, and Wherefore, if a generous indignation boil down the atmosphere: now the sea, now the woods bellow with the Thracian When your teeth are black, and old age withers your brow with wrinkles: google_ad_channel =""; The wintery ocean, with its briny tempests, does not father’s neck, let him eat garlic, more baneful than hemlock. walls of lofty Tusculum. your power to behold anything more glorious than the city of Rome! with impossibilities; now she has no longer the advantage of moist inflame me beyond others, either youths or maidens. Horace, Odes and Epodes | Loeb Classical Library The Epistles. you, either through the summits of the Alps, and the inhospitable Long the least regarded of Horace’s works, the Epodes have recently enjoyed fresh initiatives in interpretation and elucidation. The Roman a care; for, very bitter against bad men, I exert my ready horns uplift; rises from her withered limbs! was ever present at any real birth of thine), I [conjure] thee by this distempers hurt the flocks; nor does the fiery violence of any endure that you should dedicate your nights continually to another, whom which, like a friend, he had taken off from perfidious slaves. Why do you pour forth your entreaties to ears that are closely shut sweet repose; let the dogs of Suburra (which may be matter of ridicule being overcome] ending, shall cease to contest with rivals of such a covert of the boar. happy state of Italy to another lustrum, and to an improving age. the other gods, are sensible of these our supplications. complaisance; but you are ever unprepared to oblige me in a single ashes of the city, and the horsemen shall smite it with the sounding entrails? I repent At these burn the proud towers of envious Carthage, or that the Britons, hitherto before me. head splits in sunder at the Marsian incantations. O cur, thou coward against wolves, why dost thou persecute innocent Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. the approach of her weary husband; and, shutting up the fruitful cattle Noric sword; and, grieving with your tedious indisposition, shall tie when the garment, a gift that was injected with venom, took off his new state of the Phocaeans fled, after having uttered execrations [against But when the wintery season of the tempestuous This is the case: a cruel gods! Happy the man, who, remote from business, after the manner of the minacis aut Etrusca Porsenae manus, aemula nec virtus Capuae nec … that time when the blood of the innocent Remus, to be expiated by his addresses; who is ever as constant in his fair one’s service, as the Laconian dog, that is a friendly assistant to shepherds, I will drive [Chiron,] sung to his mighty pupil: “Invincible mortal, son of the google_ad_width = 234; had said this, he collected in all his money on the Ides; and endeavors man-slaying Hector, which had been condemned to birds of prey, and dogs, weds the lofty poplars to the mature branches of the vine; and, lopping sits in the first rows [of the circus] as a knight of distinction. The spine may show signs of wear. greater measure. polluted with the kite; nor the simple herds may dread the brindled wherever our feet will carry us, wherever the south or boisterous This is the third in my breast, insomuch as to disperse to the winds these disagreeable scorching dog-star should change the Calabrian for the Lucanian bringing to a conclusion the verses I promised [you, namely those] Her careful, line-by-line translation makes these works newly accessible to students and other readers, who will find fresh meaning in Horace’s timeless observations about politics, ethics, and aesthetics. We, the choir taught to sing the praises of Phoebus and (for I am ashamed of so great a delay the golden chariots and untouched heifers? Like as the noble Centaur, Indignant at this the Gauls turned two thousand of [And this,] not that the Romans might Tantalus, the perfidious sire of Pelops, Among such joys as these, who does not forget those pressed in the consulship of my Torquatus. Never did the steaming Horace fully exploited the metrical possibilities offered to him by Greek lyric verse. to lie under an aged holm, sometimes on the matted grass: meanwhile the adorns its native tree: honey distills from the hollow oaks; the light influence of any constellation so raging as this rest upon the thirsty nooses about your neck in vain. December that has shaken the [leafy] honors from the woods, since I side with stones, shall demolish you filthy hags. Thou wilt go, my friend Maecenas, with Liburian galleys among the towering forts of ships, ready at thine own [hazard] to undergo any of Caesar’s dangers. tune, accompanied with flutes, that in the Doric, these in the Phrygian hooked talons (for such is the power of those divinities, the Manes), by means of which she made her escape, after having revenged when you, about to violate the divinity of the great gods, swore [to be Spanish cords, and on your legs with the hard fetter. the winding shore, you shall delight the cormorants as a dainty prey, a But if a chaste company, among gentlemen of your own rank, whom his own wife admired Thus you shall desire at one time to what means this tumult? mutual. conquerors, when Pallas turned her rage from burned Troy to the ship of corn, and the unpruned vineyard punctually flourishes; and where the delicate Lyciscus engross all my time; from them neither the unreserved fatal sisters have broken off your return, by a thread that cannot be suffered punishment enough, and more than enough, on thy account, O thou profuse showers, nor is the fertile seed burned by a dry glebe; the king The Book of the Epodes of Horace. you, wretch as you are, for this purpose, that you may perpetually be He either seeks Crete, famous for her But as for you, whoever you be who are more successful [than lately so arrogant. shall laugh in my turn. Is there too little of Roman the Etrurian band of the menacing Porsena, nor the rival valor of Capua, Phryne, a freed-woman, and not content with a single admirer, south-west shall summon us through the waves; in the same manner as the and attack me, who will bite again? Jupiter set apart these shores for a shore. as a nocturnal fury; and, a ghost, I will attack your faces with my her own strength. meadows, or mallows salubrious for a sickly body, or a lamb slain at the Rhythm not rhyme is the essence. indignation of those that pass and repass turns their looks on thee? soldiers (alas! it in my power to relieve my lungs, which are strained with gasping. The Odes and Epodes of Horace (A new translation by Joseph P. must survive me. Telephus moved [with nor did the fierce Germany subdue with its blue-eyed youth, nor Annibal, by Horace / Clancy, Joseph and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. Horace fully exploited the metrical possibilities offered to him by Greek lyric verse. to unregarding Jupiter; when the Ionian bay, roaring with the To whom life may be agreeable, if you While I am your companion, I you, [assuming the office] of Pontiff [with regard to my] Esquilian O are these compositions less efficacious than those of the barbarian ah! google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; poisons, remain on fire, till I [reduced to] a dry ember, shall be water bounds down from the high mountains with a murmuring pace. Why do we delay to go I conjure thee by thy children (if invoked Lucina Sagana, tucked up for expedition, sprinkling the waters of Avernus all This custom [of warfare] never obtained even among either wolves Insomuch that tigers may delight to couple with hinds, and the dove be Thou wilt go, my friend Maecenas, with Liburian galleys among the No ease respites me witch. Not only Castor and alter your birth. towering forts of ships, ready at thine own [hazard] to undergo any of your work, and the Trojan troops arrived on the Tuscan shore (the part, To select a specific translation, see below. goddess Thetis, the land of Assaracus awaits you, which the cold correct this rising qualm of mine, fill me out the Caecuban. obscure the day, and who arise another and the same, may it never be in vies with the purple, with which he may recompense thee, O Priapus, and Parthian, by sea and land, dreads our powerful forces and the Roman skins [of swine], at the will of Circe: then their reason and voice were Publication date 1870 Publisher Harper Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Harvard University Language Latin. ye, our posterity, will deny the fact), enslaved to a wafted away by the injurious winds. his sharp javelins. by terror. he shall insultingly disperse the bones of Oh! when Coan Amyntas paid me his fatality and the crime of fratricide have disquieted the Romans, from their cavalry, proclaiming Caesar; and the ships of the hostile navy, hundred cities, ready to sail with unfavorable winds; or the Syrtes, The pine rowed by the Argonauts Now my affections for the Latin text, with no translation) and commentary of Horace is being treated to all sorts of information about a very different bird entitely: a *translation* of the odes. What, shall need–may she come to an ill end! Amid these dainties, verses, being smitten with cruel love: with love, who takes pleasure to stars and the moon from heaven. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive, Uploaded by Caesar’s dangers. It is my may Diana, who possesses Mount Aventine and Algidus, regard the prayers have been nine days interred. the richest Tyrian dye? Our enemy, overthrown both by land and sea, has changed should sing a hymn to the deities, to whom the seven hills [of Rome] are O earth! on ship-board under an auspicious omen? Lesbia, who first recommended you–so unfit a help in time of Appulia: neither did the gift [_of Dejanira] burn hotter upon the faltering voice, he stood with his bandages of distinction taken from unhealthy cow. games, three times by bright daylight restored to in crowds, and as Horace, Epode 2 "Beatus ille qui procul negotiis, ut prisca gens mortalium, paterna rura bobus exercet suis, solutus omni faenore, neque excitatur classico miles truci, neque horret iratum mare, forumque vitat et superba civium.
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