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The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers; The Furies

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2277128

Condition: Near Fine


Endpaper edges a bit faded. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [2], 177, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Greek by E.D.A. Morshead, with an introduction by Rex Warner, and illustrations by Michael Ayrton. In the 'Oresteia' - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from... View more info

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The Complete Greek Tragedies, in Four Volumes: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides (2 Vols.)

By: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Grene, David; Lattimore, Richmond; Benardete, Seth G.; Fitzgerald, Robert; Wyckoff, Elizabeth; Moore, John; Jameson, Michael; Warner, Rex; Gladstone, Ralph; Arrowsmith, William; Bynner, Witter; Nims, John Frederick; Wille

Price: $90.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2288748

Condition: Good


Lacks slipcase. Top edges of each volume and rear board of Aeschylus a bit foxed, some fading, one gathering of Sophocles volume repaired at binding, minor pencil marks on just a few pages. 1959 Hard Cover. viii, 350, [1]; vi, 459, [1]; x, 660, [1]; vi, 615, [1] pp. A collection of Greek tragedies translated by various contributors, together with scholarly introductions and line numbers in margins. Includes: Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides); The Suppliant Maidens; The Persians; Seven against Thebes; Prometheus Bound; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone; Ajax... View more info

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The Transformations of Lucius Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

By: Apuleius; Graves, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1951

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285052

ISBN: 0374505322

Condition: Near Fine


1997 printing. 1951 Trade Paperback. xxii, 293, [3] pp. The story of The Golden Ass is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least of these occurred when Apuleius offended a priestess of the White Goddess, who turned him into an ass. The tale of how Apuleius dealt with this misfortune and eventually resumed human form is conveyed by Robert Graves in modern English that is infused with a bawdy wit and sense of adventure that is 'itself a small masterpiece of twentieth-century prose... View more info

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Politics & Poetics (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Aristotle; Jowett, Benjamin & Butcher, S.H.; Kallen, Horace M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2285623

Condition: Very Good


Edges and front and end matter lightly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. xxi, [5], 331, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S.H. Butcher, with an introduction by Horace M. Kallen and portraits by Leonard Baskin. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together w... View more info

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Early Greek Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: Barnes, Jonathan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2279564

ISBN: 0140448152

Condition: Very Good


Smudge on rear wrapper. 2001 Trade Paperback. xlix, 282 pp. The works collected in this volume form the true foundation of Western philosophy—the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors would eventually build. Yet the importance of the Pre-Socratics thinkers lies less in their influence—great though that was—than in their astonishing intellectual ambition and imaginative reach. Zeno's dizzying 'proofs' that motion is impossible; the extraordinary atomic theories of Democritus; the haunting and enigmatic epigrams of Heraclitus; and the maxims of Alcmaeon: fragmentary as t... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 2276970

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, top corners of boards lightly bumped, pencil name on front endpaper, no publisher date. xi, 778 pp. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the characters of ancient European mythology. - Wikipedia View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable; The Age of Chivalry; The Legends of Charlemagne (A Modern Library Giant, G14)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1930

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291646

Condition: Very Good


1930s printing of Toledano G014.1. Very good in fair jacket. Small dealer plate on rear endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with large chip from top edge of rear panel and minor loss elsewhere. xi, [1] 778 pp. 8vo. Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, renamed after him and published after his death. It is a classic work of mythology and is still being printed, even 150 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. The following is a table of contents of the work, which itself can serve as an interesting pantheon of the characters of ancient Europea... View more info

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Catulli Carmina I-XI

By: Catallus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Longman: 1983

Seller ID: 1539536

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed. 1983 Soft Cover. 76 pp. This workbook contains the Latin text and study material for the first eleven poems from the collected works of Catullus. These provide an ideal exercise in the reading and literary study of Latin poetry. View more info

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Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

By: Demosthenes; Holmes, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Allyn, Publisher: 1872

Seller ID: 2199449

Condition: Good


Free endpapers removed, pencil notes in text. 1872 Hard Cover. xxviii, 195 pp. Greek text with English notes. The most famous judicial oration by the ancient Greek statesmen and orator, originally delivered in 330 B.C. View more info

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Nine Plays: Medea; The Trojan Women; Orestes; Electra; Iphigenia in Tauris; The Bacchae; Alcestis; Hippolytus; Heracles (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Euripides; Warner, Rex; Lattimore, Richmond; Arrowsmith, William; Vermeule, Emily Townsend; Bynner, Witter; Grene, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286236

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 653, [5] pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of nine plays by the Greek tragedian, released in this limited edition as part of Franklin's '100 Greatest Books of All Time'. Translated by Rex Warner, Richmond Lattimore, William Arrowsmith, Emily Townsend Vermeule, Witter Bynner, and David Grene, with illustrations by Quentin Fiore. View more info

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Greek Plays in Modern Translation

By: Fitts, Dudley; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1947

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2266818

ISBN: 0803732236

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1947 Hard Cover. xiv, 596 pp. CONTENTS: Aeschyles: Agamemnon; Sophocles: Electra; Aeschyles: Eumenides; Euripides: The Trojan Woman; Euripides: Medea; Euripides: Hippolytus; Euripides: Alcestis; Sophocles: King Oedipus; Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus; Sophocles: Antigone; Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound; Appendix: Commentaries; Index of Proper Names. View more info

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Lucius Annaeus Florus. Cui subjungitur Lucii Ampelii Liber Memorialis

By: Florus, Lucius Annaeus [Florus, Publius Annius]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Londini: Ex Officina Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts.: 1715

Seller ID: 2135233

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss from spine head & foot, ink name on front flyleaf. 1715 Full-Leather. [viii], 141, [2] pp. Full calf, gilt titles, decorations, & rules, marbled endpapers. Latin text. A work of history by a contemporary of Hadrian. View more info

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Alexander the Great (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Fox, Robin Lane; Haig, Alexander M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1991

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274880

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. 568 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. This edition includes a frontispiece showing a bust of Alexander and a new foreword by Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to In... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. with Notes, to which is added A Complete Index of the Whole Work. Complete in Five Volumes.

By: Gibbon, Edward; Milman, H.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, Publisher: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287177

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1900. Boards lightly rubbed, ink owner stamp on front endpaper of each volume. Complete in five volumes. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles and top edge. Gibbon's complete work, with notes by Rev. Milman, plus a general index. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Eight Volumes: The Turn of the Tide; Constantine and the Christian Empire; The Revival and Collapse of Paganism; The End of the Western Empire; Justinian and the Roman Law; Mohammed and the Rise of the Arabs; The Normans in Italy and the Crusades; The Fall of Constantinople and the Papacy in Rome

By: Gibbon, Edward; Radice, Betty

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1983

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2285060

Condition: Near Fine


8th printing. Includes both publisher's slipcases. Minimal cosmetic wear to slipcases. 1983 Hard Cover. Complete in eight hardcover volumes. Edited with introduction by Betty Radice. Illustrations from etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi throughout text. 9 7/8 x 6 3/8. 8vo. Bound in cream vegetable parchment (which has the look of vellum) blocked in red, blue, and gold. Gilt titles & rules. Maps on endpapers. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six pr... View more info

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)

By: Gibbon, Edward; Saunders, Dero A.; Robinson, Charles Alexander, Jr.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: Abridged

Seller ID: 2274343

ISBN: 0140431896

Condition: Good


Abridged. Multiple creases to wrappers, wrappers rubbed, ink names on half-title page, pages lightly toned. 1986 Mass Market Paperback. x, 691 pp. Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and... View more info

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Latin Literature in Translation

By: Guinagh, Kevin; Dorjahn, Alfred P.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1942

Seller ID: 2197652

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light edge wear. 1942 Hard Cover. 822 pp. 8vo. A collection of Latin literature containing works by Plautus, Terence, Cato, Lucretius, Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Sallust and Vergil. A fold out map describes the locations where the works were written. View more info

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The Novel in Antiquity

By: Hagg, Tomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271919

ISBN: 0520076389

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, ink name and date on first blank, very faint smell of smoke. 1991 Trade Paperback. xii, 264 pp. Tracing the development of Greek romances from 200 B.C. through twelfth-century Byzantium, Tomas Hägg analyses the content, plot and narrative techniques of the ancient novel, and explores the social and literary milieu in which the genre flourished. View more info

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The Histories (Barnes & Noble Classics)

By: Herodotus; Lateiner, Donald; Macaulay, G.C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics: 2004

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276396

ISBN: 1593081022

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxxvi, 584 pp. The Histories, by Herodotus, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars; Biographies of the authors; Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events; Footnotes and endnotes; Selective discussions of imitati... View more info

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Chapman's Homer: The Iliad; The Odyssey; and The Lesser Homerica, in Two Volumes (Bollingen Series XLI [41])

By: Homer; Chapman, George; Nicoll, Allardyce

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1956

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290336

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Edges lightly foxed, slipcase a bit soiled with a split beginning along top seam, single leaf in volume 2 loose (pp. xv/xvi) - this appears to be a case of the printer improperly inserting a gathering. 1956 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 740, [4]; xv, [1], 653, [1] pp. The George Chapman translations of Homer's Iliad, Odyssey, and lesser-known works, together in one edition, edited, with introductions, textual notes, commentaries, and glossaries, by Allardyce Nicoll. Includes frontispieces reproduced from the title pages of the Chapman editions. Homer is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet,... View more info

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The Iliad, in Contemporary Verse

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265092

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 664 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated into contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W.T. Mars. View more info

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The Iliad in Contemporary Verse (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286252

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 664 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Homer's epic poem of the Trojan War, translated into contemporary English verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Includes a map and ornamental medallions by Quentin Fiore. View more info

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The Iliad of Homer Books I-VI [1-6], with an Introduction and Notes [with] Vocabulary to the First Six Books of Homer's Iliad

By: Homer; Keep, Robert P.; Thurber, Samuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Allyn and Bacon / Norwood Press: 1883

Seller ID: 2266443

Condition: Good


Some ink and pencil marks in text and margins, front free endpaper removed. 1883 Hard Cover. xlii, 322, 159, [3] pp. 8vo. This edition a fold-out frontispiece facsimile of a page from Codex Venetus, the original Greek text of the first six books of Homer's Iliad, and an introduction and notes by Robert P. Keep. Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. View more info

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The Iliad (Barnes and Noble Classics)

By: Homer; King, Bruce M.; Rees, Ennis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes and Noble Classics: 2005

Seller ID: 2263235

ISBN: 1593082320

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. xl, 516 pp. The epic song of Ilion (an old name for Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been waged. Never far from the center of the story are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite. ... View more info

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The Iliad

By: Homer; Merrill, Rodney

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272420

ISBN: 0472116177

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. viii, 464 pp. Verse translation, with an introduction on singing The Iliad, bibliography, and map. In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders mos... View more info

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The Odyssey of Homer in the English Verse Translation (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Homer; Pope, Alexander

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2275778

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1978 Full-Leather. xvi, 357, [7] pp. 10 3/4 x 7 3/8. Original navy blue leather, three raised spine bands, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Alexander Pope, with color frontispiece and classical illustrations by John Flaxman. View more info

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The Odyssey of Homer in the English Verse Translation (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Homer; Pope, Alexander

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2280925

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Full-Leather. xvi, 357, [7] pp. 10 3/4 x 7 3/8. Original navy blue leather, three raised spine bands, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Alexander Pope, with color frontispiece and classical illustrations by John Flaxman. View more info

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The Iliad of Homer (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Homer; Pope, Alexander; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2205667

Condition: Near Fine


1979 Full-Leather. xxx, 478 pp. Tall 8vo. Full black leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, yellow ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Color frontispiece and classical illustrations by John Flaxman. Translated into English verse, with an introduction, by Alexander Pope. Also includes publisher's preface, and a note on the translation by Carl Van Doren. View more info

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The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics)

By: Homer; Squillace, Robert (Introduction and Notes); Palmer, George Herbert (Translator)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics: 2003

Seller ID: 2263234

ISBN: 1593080093

Condition: Very Good


Pages very faintly toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. xxxix, 339 pp. The Odyssey, by Homer, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars. Biographies of the authors. Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events. Footnotes and endnotes. Selective discussions of ... View more info

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Horace: Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (Loeb Classical Library) (Latin Text)

By: Horace; Fairclough, H.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 2288953

ISBN: 0434991945

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch chip to jacket spine head, corners of front jacket flap clipped, pencil note on rear jacket flap. 1970 Small Hard Cover. xxx, 508, 8 pp. Dual text in Latin and in English. Translated by H.R. Fairclough. In the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator; the two books of Epistles are more intimate and polished, the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica. The Epodes in various (mostly iambic) metres are akin to the 'discourses' (as Horace called his satires and epistles) but also look towards the famous Odes, in four books, in the o... View more info