Odes. Book IV ; and Carmen saeculare

Carmina. Liber 4

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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-287) and indexes.
  • Text of the Odes and the Carmen in Latin; introduction and commentary in English; Appendix 3 and occasional phrases in Ancient Greek.


  • Introduction. Horace's literary career ; The date of Odes 4 ; Structural patterns ; Thematic patterns ; Poetry and propaganda ; Reluctant praise ; Pindar, Callimachus and aesthetic contestations -- Text and sigla -- Q. Horati flacci carmen saeculare -- Q. Horati flacci carminum liber quartus -- Commentary on Carmen saeculare -- Commentary on Odes IV -- Appendix 1: The secular games -- Appendix 2: Acta of the Augustan secular games of 17 B.C.E. (lines 90-168) -- Appendix 3: The Sibylline oracle for the secular games of 17 B.C.E
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