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Old 12-26-2017, 03:27 PM
Aaron Poochigian Aaron Poochigian is offline
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Default Horace Is The Greatest--Game Over

Horace is the greatest lyric poet of all time, and anyone who disagrees with me is a. . .a, well, a flibbertigibbet!

I mean,
ausa et iacentem visere regiam
vultu sereno, fortis et asperas
tractare serpentes, ut atrum
corpore combiberet venenum

Come on! Cleopatra is "brave enough even to handle wild asps so that she might drink the black venom into her body"!

Come on!

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Old 12-26-2017, 03:37 PM
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OK, I give. But should that be venenum?

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Old 12-26-2017, 03:51 PM
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Venenum indeed, atrum venenum a serpentibus!

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Old 12-26-2017, 03:54 PM
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Eheu!

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Old 12-26-2017, 11:55 PM
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Hmn, this thread has not been nearly as incendiary as I had hoped.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:43 AM
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Perhaps that should be modified, Aaron, with "as far as we can tell". We only have fragments of Sappho's lyrical poetry, and perhaps there are others whose work we've never seen.

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Old 12-27-2017, 05:17 AM
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Now we're getting somewhere! I will fetch my popcorn.

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Old 12-27-2017, 08:57 AM
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Hmn, this thread has not been nearly as incendiary as I had hoped.
Holidays, I bet. I've been thinking on it, but too sick personally to respond as I'd like.
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I've been reading Horace's Odes, in the Shepherd and Michie translations side by side.

Shepherd is vastly better, in most cases.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:18 PM
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I have the McClatchy Horace, which I enjoyed.

Cheers,
John

Also:
A Greek-English lexicon wrote Liddell and Scott.
Some parts were clever, and some parts were not.

There's more, but I'll stop there.
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