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Horace and His Influence   By: (1870-1935)

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HORACE AND HIS INFLUENCE

by

GRANT SHOWERMAN

Our Debt to Greece and Rome

Editors

George Depue Hadzsits, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

David Moore Robinson, Ph.D., Ll.D. The Johns Hopkins University

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Contributors to the "Our Debt to Greece and Rome Fund," Whose Generosity Has Made Possible the Library

Our Debt to Greece and Rome

Philadelphia

DR. ASTLEY P.C. ASHHURST WILLIAM L. AUSTIN JOHN C. BELL HENRY H. BONNELL JASPER YEATES BRINTON GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. JOHN CADWALADER MISS CLARA COMEGYS MISS MARY E. CONVERSE ARTHUR G. DICKSON WILLIAM M. ELKINS H.H. FURNESS, JR. WILLIAM P. GEST JOHN GRIBBEL SAMUEL F. HOUSTON CHARLES EDWARD INGERSOLL JOHN STORY JENKS ALBA B. JOHNSON MISS NINA LEA HORATIO G. LLOYD GEORGE MCFADDEN MRS. JOHN MARKOE JULES E. MASTBAUM J. VAUGHAN MERRICK EFFINGHAM B. MORRIS WILLIAM R. MURPHY JOHN S. NEWBOLD S. DAVIS PAGE (memorial) OWEN J. ROBERTS JOSEPH G. ROSENGARTEN WILLIAM C. SPROUL JOHN B. STETSON, JR. DR. J. WILLIAM WHITE (memorial) GEORGE D. WIDENER MRS. JAMES D. WINSOR OWEN WISTER The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Liberal Studies.

Boston

ORIC BATES (memorial) FREDERICK P. FISH WILLIAM AMORY GARDNER JOSEPH CLARK HOPPIN

Chicago

HERBERT W. WOLFF

Cincinnati

CHARLES PHELPS TAFT

Cleveland

SAMUEL MATHER

Detroit

JOHN W. ANDERSON DEXTER M. FERRY, JR.

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"A LOVER OF GREECE AND ROME"

New York

JOHN JAY CHAPMAN WILLARD V. KING THOMAS W. LAMONT DWIGHT W. MORROW MRS. D.W. MORROW Senatori Societatis Philosophiae , [Greek: PhBK], gratias maximas agimus ELIHU ROOT MORTIMER L. SCHIFF WILLIAM SLOANE GEORGE W. WICKERSHAM And one contributor, who has asked to have his name withheld: Maecenas atavis edite regibus, O et praesidium et dulce decus meum.

Washington

The Greek Embassy at Washington, for the Greek Government.

HORACE AND HIS INFLUENCE

by

GRANT SHOWERMAN

Professor of Classics The University of Wisconsin

George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. London Calcutta Sydney

The Plimpton Press Norwood Massachusetts

1922

To HOWARD LESLIE SMITH LOVER OF LETTERS

SABINE HILLS

O n Sabine hills when melt the snows , S till level full His river flows ; E ach April now His valley fills W ith cyclamen and daffodils ; A nd summers wither with the rose .

S wift waning moons the cycle close : B irth, toil, mirth, death; life onward goes T hrough harvest heat or winter chills O n Sabine hills .

Y et One breaks not His long repose , N or hither comes when Zephyr blows ; I n vain the spring's first swallow trills ; N ever again that Presence thrills ; O ne charm no circling season knows O n Sabine hills .

GEORGE MEASON WHICHER

EDITORS' PREFACE

The volume on Horace and His Influence by Doctor Showerman is the second to appear in the Series, known as "Our Debt to Greece and Rome."

Doctor Showerman has told the story of this influence in what seems to us the most effective manner possible, by revealing the spiritual qualities of Horace and the reasons for their appeal to many generations of men. These were the crown of the personality and work of the ancient poet, and admiration of them has through successive ages always been a token of aspiration and of a striving for better things.

The purpose of the volumes in this Series will be to show the influence of virtually all of the great forces of the Greek and Roman civilizations upon subsequent life and thought and the extent to which these are interwoven into the fabric of our own life of to day. Thereby we shall all know more clearly the nature of our inheritance from the past and shall comprehend more steadily the currents of our own life, their direction and their value... Continue reading book >>




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