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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (April 17, 2012)
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The Roman thinker and dramatic critic Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-3 B.C.), identified in English as Horace, was once additionally the main well-known lyric poet of his age. Written within the afflicted decade finishing with the institution of Augustus's regime, his Satires supply trenchant social observation on men's perennial enslavement to cash, strength, popularity, and intercourse. now not as often translated as his Odes, in contemporary many years the Satires were rendered into prose or bland verse.Horace maintains to persuade glossy lyric poetry, and our best poets proceed to translate and wonder at his command of formal sort, his financial system of expression, his sort, and his mature humanism. Horace's comedian genius has additionally had a profound impact at the Western literary culture via such authors as quick, Pope, and Boileau, yet curiosity within the Satires has diminished a result of trouble of shooting Horace's wit and ritual with the innovations of up to date loose verse.A. M. Juster's outstanding new translation is dependent upon the instruments and spirit of the English gentle verse culture whereas taking care to render the unique textual content as thoroughly as attainable.