Horace

(8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC / Italy)

Horace Poems

1. Bkii:Vii A Friend Home From The Wars 5/2/2012
2. Bkiii:V No Surrender 5/2/2012
3. Bkii:Xi Don’t Ask 5/2/2012
4. Bkii:Xiv Eheu Fugaces 5/2/2012
5. Bkii:I To Pollio, Writing His History Of The Civil Wars 5/2/2012
6. Bki:Xxv A Prophecy Of Age 5/2/2012
7. Bkiii:Xviii To Faunus 5/2/2012
8. Bkiii:Xix Let’s Drink 5/2/2012
9. Bkiv:V To Augustus 5/2/2012
10. Bkiv:Ii Augustus’s Return 5/2/2012
11. Bkiv:Vii Diffugere Nives 5/2/2012
12. Bkiv:X Age 5/2/2012
13. Bkiii:Xiv Augustus Returns 5/2/2012
14. Bkiii:Xv Too Old 5/2/2012
15. Bkiii:Xxiii Pure Hands 5/2/2012
16. Bkiii:Xxiv Destructive Wealth 5/2/2012
17. Bki:Xxxiii Tibullus, Don’t Grieve 5/2/2012
18. Bki:Xxxiv Fortune’s Changes 5/2/2012
19. Bki:Xxxvi Numida’s Back Again 5/2/2012
20. Bkii:V Be Patient 5/2/2012
21. Bkii:Xv Excess 5/2/2012
22. Bkiii:Ix A Dialogue 5/2/2012
23. Bkii:Xvii We’ll Go Together 5/2/2012
24. Bkiii:Xxi Praise Of Wine 5/2/2012
25. Bkiii:Xxii To Diana 5/2/2012
26. Bkiii:Xx The Conflict 5/2/2012
27. Bkiii:Xvii The Approaching Storm 5/2/2012
28. Bkiii:Xxv Bacchanalian Song 5/2/2012
29. Bkiv:Xv To Augustus 5/2/2012
30. Bkiv:Ix Lollius 5/2/2012
31. Bkii:Xviii Vain Riches 5/2/2012
32. Bkiii:X Cruel One 5/2/2012
33. Bkiii:Vii Be True 5/2/2012
34. Bkii:Vi Tibur And Tarentum 5/2/2012
35. Bki:Xxxii To The Lyre 5/2/2012
36. Bki:Xxvii Entanglement 5/2/2012
37. Bki:Xxviii Three Handfuls Of Earth 5/2/2012
38. Bkiii:Viii Celebration 5/2/2012
39. Bkiv:Viii Poetry 5/2/2012
40. Bkiv:Xi Maecenas’ Birthday 5/2/2012

Comments about Horace

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/5/2016 10:13:00 AM)

    ''ODI profanum vulgus....''
    (ODES, XII)

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/17/2015 12:26:00 PM)

    «Odes profanum vulgus et Arceo / Favete linguis»
    Horace, Odes, XII (III)

Best Poem of Horace

Bki:V Treacherous Girl

What slender boy, Pyrrha, drowned in liquid perfume,
urges you on, there, among showers of roses,
deep down in some pleasant cave?
For whom did you tie up your hair,

with simple elegance? How often he’ll cry at
the changes of faith and of gods, ah, he’ll wonder,
surprised by roughening water,
surprised by the darkening storms,

who enjoys you now and believes you’re golden,
who thinks you’ll always be single and lovely,
ignoring the treacherous
breeze. Wretched are those you dazzle

while still untried. As for me the votive tablet
that hangs ...

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Bki:V Treacherous Girl

What slender boy, Pyrrha, drowned in liquid perfume,
urges you on, there, among showers of roses,
deep down in some pleasant cave?
For whom did you tie up your hair,

with simple elegance? How often he’ll cry at
the changes of faith and of gods, ah, he’ll wonder,
surprised by roughening water,
surprised by the darkening storms,

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