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Odes and Epodes   By: (65 BC - 8 BC)

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HORACE

ODES AND EPODES

Edited by

Paul Shorey,

Professor in The University Of Chicago

Revised by

Paul Shorey and Gordon J. Laing

Professors in The University Of Chicago

Q. HORATII FLACCI

CARMINUM

LIBER PRIMUS.

I.

Maecenas atavis edite regibus, O et praesidium et dulce decus meum, Sunt quos curriculo pulverem Olympicum Collegisse iuvat metaque fervidis Evitata rotis palmaque nobilis 5 Terrarum dominos evehit ad deos; Hunc, si mobilium turba Quiritium Certat tergeminis tollere honoribus; Illum, si proprio condidit horreo, Quidquid de Libycis verritur areis. 10 Gaudentem patrios findere sarculo Agros Attalicis condicionibus Numquam dimoveas, ut trabe Cypria Myrtoum pavidus nauta secet mare. Luctantem Icariis fluctibus Africum 15 Mercator metuens otium et oppidi Laudat rura sui; mox reficit ratis Quassas, indocilis pauperiem pati. Est qui nec veteris pocula Massici Nec partem solido demere de die 20 Spernit, nunc viridi membra sub arbuto Stratus nunc ad aquae lene caput sacrae. Multos castra iuvant et lituo tubae Permixtus sonitus bellaque matribus Detestata. Manet sub Iove frigido 25 Venator tenerae coniugis immemor, Seu visast catulis cerva fidelibus, Seu rupit teretes Marsus aper plagas... Continue reading book >>




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