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A Commentary on Horaces Epodes Lindsay C. Watson

A Commentary on Horaces Epodes

Lindsay C. Watson

Published December 1st 2003
ISBN : 9780199253241
Hardcover
624 pages
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This text provides a detailed commentary on Horaces Epodes. The line-by-line commentary on each epode is prefaced by a substantial interpretative essay, which offers a reading of that poem and synthesizes existing scholarship. These essays shouldMoreThis text provides a detailed commentary on Horaces Epodes. The line-by-line commentary on each epode is prefaced by a substantial interpretative essay, which offers a reading of that poem and synthesizes existing scholarship. These essays should provide useful critical orientation to undergraduates approaching the Epodes for the first time. Moreover, the scale and density of the commentary should make it a valuable resource for scholars of Latin poetry. The author draws extensively on ancient magical texts preserved on papyrus and lead, as well as the numerous publications on Greek and Roman magic, to cast light on countless details in these epodes that reveal a marked familiarity on Horaces part with authentic magical belief and practice.