Horace

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

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  • 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:Vii Tibur

Let others sing in praise of Rhodes, or Mytilene,
or Ephesus, or Corinth on the Isthmus,
or Thebes that’s known for Bacchus, or Apollo’s isle
of Delphi, or Thessalian Tempe.

There’s some whose only purpose is to celebrate
virgin Athene’s city forever,
and set indiscriminately gathered olive on their heads.
Many a poet in honour of Juno

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