Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
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A. Life and works

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) was born in 65 BC, in Venosa, southern Italy. His father, a freedman, sent H. for schooling first to Rome and then to Athens. In the latter, he found himself in the company of young Roman optimates and imbibed republican ideologies. Thereafter, he served as military tribune in the army of the assassin of Caesar, M. Junius Brutus. After the devastating defeat of that army at Philipp…

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Baldo, Gianluigi, “Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_e517270>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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