24__Horace_Odes

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Forum Romanum (original forum) Forum of Julius Caesar Forum of Augustus Temple of the Deified Julius Caesar Augustus’ Parthian arch Temple to Venus Genetrix (“Mother”) Temple to Mars Ultor (“Avenger”)
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Mars Venus Julius Caesar
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Horace: Odes, Books 1-3: 23 BC
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: Epode 16 LAMENT FOR UTOPIA “PIOUS ROMANS, CIVIL WAR HEED MY PROPHECY!” 23 BC : Odes , 1.9: “Do you see how Mount Soracte stands tall, white with pure snow, and how its laboring woods no longer support its weight, and how streams have frozen in the biting cold? Thaw out the cold , Thaliarchus , piling logs generously high on the fire , and dig up from the cellar more willingly some four-year-old wine in a Sabine jar. Leave the rest to the gods : as soon as they have lain to rest winds brawling on the seething sea, neither cypresses nor ancient ash trees are shaken . Avoid asking what will happen tomorrow , count as profit however many days Fortune will give you ; do not scorn sweet loves, boy , nor dances while morose gray hairs still stay away from your youth blooming green. Now let the Campus [Martius] and the public grounds and gentle whisperings at the planned hour be sought out [by couples]. Now also the welcome revealing laughter from the innermost corner
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course CLAS 146 taught by Professor Solomon during the Spring '11 term at Vanderbilt.

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