The Complete Odes and Epodes

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GLOSSARY
Acheruntia town near Horace's birthplace VENUSIA
Achilles son of Peleus and the goddess Thetis, greatest warrior of the Greeks at the siege of Troy
Aeacus judge of the dead, in his lifetime king of Aegina, and famous for his piety
Aeolia area on the northern seaboard of Asia Minor including Lesbos, home of Sappho and Alcaeus
Alban Ascanius, son of Aeneas, founded the city of Alba Longa and the dynasty of the Alban kings
Anacreon (born c. 570 BC) Greek poet famous for poems of love and wine
Antiochus III (c. 242-187 BC) king of Syria, fought against the Romans c. 189 BC
Aphrodite in Latin Venus
Apollo see under PHOEBUS
Archilochus (late 8th or early 7th cent. BC) Greek iambic and elegiac poet
Augustus ( 63 BC-AD 14) see under OCTAVIAN and Introduction, pages xii-xxi
Bacchus god of wine. See introduction to I. xviii. 1
Bactria modern Afghanistan
Baiae fashionable seaside resort on the Bay of Naples
Bandusia fountain, probably on Horace's Sabine estate
Bantine woods high woods south-east of Venusia
Berecyntian of Mount Berecyntus in Phrygia, see note on I. xviii. 14
Caecuban famous Campanian wine
Calenian famous Campanian wine
Callimachus (c.305-c.240 BC) Alexandrian poet. See note on II. xx. 1
Calliope see under MUSES
Camenae the Latin Muses
Cantabrians people in north-west Spain, repeatedly at war with Rome till subjugated by Agrippa in 20 BC
Caria country in the south-west corner of Asia Minor
Carthage great North African city against which Rome fought three Punic wars: the first ( 264-242 BC), the second ( 218-202 BC) in which Hannibal invaded Italy, and the third ( 151-146 BC) which ended with the capture and destruction of the city

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Table of contents

  • THE COMPLETE ODES AND EPODES i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vi
  • Introduction vii
  • THE LIFE OF HORACE (believed to be an abbreviation of a Life by Suetonius) xxiv
  • NOTE ON THE TEXT xxviii
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY xxx
  • CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY xxxii
  • Epodes 1
  • Odes, Book I 25
  • Odes, Book II 56
  • Odes, Book III 76
  • Secular Hymn 109
  • Odes, Book IV 112
  • EXPLANATORY NOTES 132
  • GLOSSARY 193
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