Monday, February 14, 2011

Spirited: The Horace to Come

Properitus II and I are finally finishing up our stint of Horace poems. Since we finished the list of typical odes plus a few that we picked out, we decided to move on to the epodes. The first epode we read (Epode III) was quite funny; it was much in the style of Ode 2.13. The second one was...well not what I was expecting. Although Bennett, the editor, failed to write a commentary due to Epode VIII's "crude" subject matter, I figured this was simple 19th century prudishness. I was mistaken. The ode was rather revolting. I don't suggest it and I shall not put up a translation. I will, tomorrow, put up the "Garlic" ode which was charming and silly.

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