By R. G. M. Nisbet
This observation takes severe account of contemporary writing at the Odes. It offers with certain questions of interpretation, and exhibits how Horace mixed the tact of a court-poet with a humane individualism, and the way he wrote inside a literary culture with no wasting a hugely own voice. notwithstanding the booklet isn't meant for newcomers, the editors goal all through at clarity.
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1. 12. 4. Ancient religion had a strong feeling for the sacred space; cf. Ar. Ach. , ran. , Eur. Bacch. 68 ff. ôßò ›äﬁH ôßò ›äﬁH; ôßò; = ìåºÜŁæïØò Œôïðïò óôø, óôüìÆ ô åhç- = ìïí –ðÆò 1 . O D I P RO FA N V M V V L G V S 7 KîïóØïýóŁø (with Dodds), Call. 2 Œaò Œaò, ‹óôØò IºØôæüò, Virg. Aen. 6. 258 ‘procul o procul este, profani’, Paul. Fest. 72L ¼ 82M ‘exesto, extra esto. sic enim lictor in quibusdam sacris clamitabat: hostis, vinctus, mulier, virgo exesto; scilicet interesse prohibebatur’, O Weinreich, Ausgewa¨hlte Schriften 2 (1973), 386 f.
The man of limited desires is undisturbed by the bad weather that harasses the acquisitive merchant and the dissatisﬁed landowner. 33–40. The arrogant encroach on the sea with unnatural constructions, but anxieties pursue them even there and cannot be escaped on sea or land. 41–8. So, since mental pains are not assuaged by exotic luxuries, why should I rear a grandiose ediﬁce or exchange my Sabine valley for the troubles of wealth? ). His proclamation is earnest and uncompromising: dreaded kings, for all their earthly power, are subject to divine law (5–8).
The date when its setting came closest after sunset (West on Hes. op. p. 379); the merchant’s greed appears from his readiness to sail at the end of the sailing season. impetus suits the onslaught of the storm rather than the movements of the star (cf. ), but its collocation with cadentis makes something of an oxymoron. See further Le Boeufﬂe 95 ff. 28. aut orientis Haedi: note the chiasmus ‘Arcturi cadentis . . orientis Haedi’. The Haedi are close to Capella (cf. 3. 7. 6); for the singular cf.