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Pages: 288

Language: English

Publisher: Tauris Parke Pdfs (30 Jun. 2012)

By: Peter Levi (Author)

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The work of the great Roman poet, Horatius Flaccus (65 BC to 8 BC), spanned all aspects of Roman life: politics, the arts, religion, and the authority of the emperor, while his legendary poems (Satires, Odes, Epistles) about friendship, philosophy, love and sex still have considerable appeal. This biography attempts to present a complete picture of Horace's life and world. It considers the details of Horace's romantic liaisons and why he never married, what the status of his father - a freedman - meant to the poet, and his distinctive brand of philosophy. In this acclaimed biography, Peter Levi - a fellow poet - has produced a thrilling and eminently readable book, the definitive on one of Rome's greatest poets and the times during which he lived.

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