The Poetry of Criticism: Horace, Epistles II, and Ars Poetica

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Notes on the Text as Translated

The Latin text used in the above discussions and translations of Epistles 2.1, 2.2, and Ars Poetica is that of C. O. Brink, Horace on Poetry II ( 1971) and III ( 1982). The reader is referred generally to Brink's notes, including the "ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA to VOLUME II, THE 'ARS POETICA'" in volume III, pp. 578-79. Other Horace citations are from F. Klingner's Teubner Text ( 3rd ed., 1959). Consonantal "v" is used in citations (a departure from Brink).

Brink's obelized words and phrases have been handled as follows:

Epistle 2.1
Line 115-116: †medicorum†. . . †medici†: as printed.
Epistle 2.2
Line 87:frater erat Romae†. . . rhetor: transposed to rhetor. . . frater.
(The result clause following will then follow from the general
idea of brotherhood.)
199: line as printed.
Ars Poetica
Line 60:pronos†: emended to plenos (after Funke, H, CIV [ 1976],
191-209).
65:regis†: as printed
diu palũs†: absolutely unmetrical. See Brink on the history of
this crux, and the special bibliography (pp. 115-16). An even-
tual solution may lie in emending palus to Padus. For the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Chapter 1 the Epistle to Augustus Epistles 2.1 1
  • Chapter 2 the Epistle to Florus Epistle 2.2 15
  • Chapter 3 the Epistle to the Pisos Ars Poetica 32
  • Chapter 4 the Literary Epistles 55
  • TRANSLATIONS 59
  • Notes on the Text as Translated 84
  • Abbreviations 87
  • Notes 89
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Horace, Epistles II and Ars Poetica 111
  • INDEX Ancient Authors 117
  • General Index 119
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