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Quintus Horatius Flaccus

By Flaccus, Quintus Horatius Horace

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Book Id: WPLBN0000662186
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Quintus Horatius Flaccus  
Author: Flaccus, Quintus Horatius Horace
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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(Horace) Flaccus, Q. H., & A.S. Klin, T. B. (n.d.). Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Retrieved from http://www.worldebookfair.com/


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Classic Literature

Excerpt
Excerpt: How come, Maecenas, no one alive?s ever content With the lot he chose or the one fate threw in his way, But praises those who pursue some alternative track? ?O fortunate tradesman!? the ageing soldier cries Body shattered by harsh service, bowed by the years. The merchant however, ship tossed by a southern gale, Says: ?Soldiering?s better. And why? You charge and then: It?s a quick death in a moment, or a joyful victory won.? When a client knocks hard on his door before cockcrow The adept in justice and law praises the farmer?s life, While he, going bail and having been dragged up to town From the country, proclaims only town-dwellers happy. Quoting all the other numerous examples would tire Even that windbag Fabius. So to avoid delaying you, Here?s what I?m getting at. If some god said: ?Here I am! Now I?ll perform whatever you wish: you be a merchant Who but now was a soldier: you the lawyer become a farmer: You change roles with him, he with you, and depart. Well! What are you waiting for? They?d refuse, on the verge of bliss. What in reason would stop Jove rightly swelling his cheeks Then, in anger, and declaring that never again will he Be so obliging as to attend to their prayers.

Table of Contents
Contents Satires: Book I Satire I - On Discontent............................11 BkISatI:1-22 Everyone is discontented with their lot .......11 BkISatI:23-60 All work to make themselves rich, but why? ..........................................................................................12 BkISatI:61-91 The miseries of the wealthy.......................13 BkISatI:92-121 Set a limit to your desire for riches..........14 Satires: Book I Satire II – On Extremism .........................16 BkISatII:1-22 When it comes to money men practise extremes............................................................................16 BkISatII:23-46 And in sexual matters some prefer adultery ..........................................................................................17 BkISatII:47-63 While others avoid wives like the plague.17 BkISatII:64-85 The sin’s the same, but wives are more trouble...............................................................................18 BkISatII:86-110 Wives present endless obstacles.............19 BkISatII:111-134 No married women for me!..................20 Satires: Book I Satire III – On Tolerance..........................22 BkISatIII:1-24 Tigellius the Singer’s faults ......................22 BkISatIII:25-54 Where is our tolerance though? ..............23 BkISatIII:55-75 We denigrate people unjustly .................24 BkISatIII:76-98 We should be fairer in our judgements ...25 BkISatIII:99-119 All sins are not equal ............................25 BkISatIII:120-142 We should accept human imperfection ..........................................................................................26 Satires: Book I Satire IV – A Defence of Satire................28 BkISatIV:1-25 Quality not Quantity in Satire please........28 BkISatIV:26-62 Is a Satirist truly a poet though? .............29 BkISatIV:63-85 Maybe not, but why treat Satire with suspicion? .........................................................................30

 

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