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The Epodes and Carmen Seculare of Horace: With a Vocabulary, And Some Account of the Horatian

By Flaccus, Quintus Horatius Horace

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Title: The Epodes and Carmen Seculare of Horace: With a Vocabulary, And Some Account of the Horatian  
Author: Flaccus, Quintus Horatius Horace
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Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Excerpt: I have attempted an equivalent in English of Horace?s use of Greek metres. Basically the number of metric beats in the Latin feet is reflected by English syllables, and the lines flexed to produce as decent an effect as possible. Rhythm is all important in such an attempt. It should be understood that the natural English line has five strong beats. Equally it can often sound strange when extended to accommodate more. I have not attempted to mirror the long and short beats in the Latin feet only their number, but used my ear to place the strong beats to create reasonable English verse. Horace uses the Iambic strophe (5+7 syllables, then 8 syllables in alternate lines) for Epodes 1-10: the Third Archilochian (5+7, then 7+8) in Epode 11: the Alcmanic strophe (7+10, then 11) for Epode 12: the Second Archilochian (7+8 stopped, then 8+7) for Epode 13: the First Pythiambic (7+8 stopped, then 8) for Epodes 14 and 15: the Second Pythiambic (7+8 stopped then 5+7) for Epode 16: the Iambic Trimeter (5+7 varying) for Epode 17: and the Sapphic and Adonic metre (5+6 three times, then 5) for the Carmen Saeculare. Those interested in knowing more of the proper details of Latin metre (borrowed mostly from the Greek) should refer to a suitable text, for example the simple but excellent introduction in the Collins Latin Dictionary. Experts will be able to savour my difficulties, and may sympathise with the results!

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Contents Translator’s Note..............................................................................4 Carmen Saeculare.............................................................................5 Epode I – A Tribute to Maecenas ....................................................8 Epode II – The Delights of the Country ........................................10 Epode III – Garlic! .........................................................................13 Epode IV – An Upstart...................................................................14 Epode V – The Witch’s Incantation ..............................................15 Epode IV – Reply to the Blackmailer............................................18 Epode VII – The Threat of Civil War............................................19 Epode VIII – The Ancient Whore..................................................20 Epode IX – A Toast to Actium......................................................21 Epode X – Bad Wishes to Mevius .................................................23 Epode XI – In Love........................................................................24 Epode XII – Not up to it.................................................................25 Epode XIII – Defying the Storm....................................................26 Epode XIV – Unfinished Business ................................................27 Epode XV – Faithlessness .............................................................28 Epode XVI – A Remedy for Civil War .........................................29 Epode XVII – A Recantation.........................................................31 Index of First Lines ........................................................................34

 

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