Homage to Horace: A Bimillenary Celebration

Homage to Horace: A Bimillenary Celebration

Homage to Horace: A Bimillenary Celebration

Homage to Horace: A Bimillenary Celebration

Synopsis

This book combines one of the most famous names in Latin literature, the Roman poet Horace, with the cr¿me de la cr¿me of contemporary international classical scholarship. The seventeen brand new pieces have been brought together to celebrate the bimillenary of the poet's death, and range from detailed treatments of particular poems to general issues about Horace's literary techniques, themes, biography, and reception in later times. An introduction sets the book in the context of contemporary scholarship on the poet.

Excerpt

This volume is the consequence of a conference held at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in September 1992 to mark both the bimillenary of Horace's death (a little proleptically) and the retirement of Professor R. G. M. Nisbet as Corpus Christi Professor of Latin at Oxford. Thanks are due to the President and Scholars of Corpus for their hospitality and for their generous subsidy which made the conference possible, and to the Jowett Trustees of Balliol College, Oxford, and to the Craven Committee of the University of Oxford for further vital financial support. I would also like to thank the Oxford University Press for accepting this volume, and the copy- editor, John Waś, for improving it in both form and substance.

The distinguished gathering of Latinists at the conference showed the esteem and affection in which Robin Nisbet is held by his friends and colleagues, and the eminence attained by his pupils and by those many other scholars whom he has helped and influenced. This book, a tribute to the poet to whose interpretation he himself has so substantially contributed, is appropriately dedicated to him, and its appearance marks his seventieth birthday.

S. J.H.

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