Odes: With the Latin Text (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

Odes: With the Latin Text (Modern Library Classics) By Horace, James Michie (Translated by), Gregson Davis (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Horace, James Michie (Translated by), Gregson Davis (Introduction by)
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Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace’s Odes, in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the “commonplace notable, even luminous.” This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. “For almost forty years,” poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, “James Michie’s brilliant translations of Horace have remained fresh as well as strong, and responsive to the varying lights and darks of the originals. It is a pleasure to have them newly available.”

About the Author

James Michie was born in 1927 and studied classics at Trinity College, Oxford. His other translations include The Poems of Catullus and Virgil’s Eclogues. His Collected Poems was awarded the Hawthornden Prize.

Gregson Davis is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Duke University and the author of Polyhymnia: The Rhetoric of Horatian Lyric Discourse.

Praise For…

“Horace has always been one of my favourite poets, and I have often toyed with the idea of translating him.
After reading Michie’s translation, however, I see that I must dismiss the idea. I do not expect to read a better one.” —W. H. Auden

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375759024
ISBN-10: 0375759026
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: February 12th, 2002
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics