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Unformatted text preview: Horace ---"poet laureate"---style: skillful with meter, word placement; precise---works: satire, odes, letters (e.g. Ars Poetica)--- odes: personal life, general moralistic philosophy ('seize the day'; 'golden mean'), occasionally politics Virgil style: subtle, complex; meter: hexameter---works: pastoral poetry (Eclogues) , didactic poetry , epic Aeneid ---Aeneid: —canonical account of journey of Aeneas to Rome —Homeric (Odyssey-like bks. 1-6, Iliad-like bks. 7-12) -—teleological —non-heroic Aeneas follows his fate for good of the state —love-story of Dido, queen of Carthage Ovid---style: light, witty ---works include: love poetry, e.g. Art of Love —epic Metamorphoses [R16.1] ca. 250 tales of transformation --- mythological history of world to Augustus; teleological---exiled by Augustus to Black Sea...
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- Spring '08
- Classics, Horace, special provincial powers