Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Harry Eyres


A clever and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us find out how to carpe diem

What is the worth of the sturdy at a time whilst the hot is paramount? How will we fill the void created by means of the excesses of a superficial society? What assets do we muster whilst faced through the inevitability of loss of life? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we will start to resolution those questions via turning to an unforeseen resource: the Roman poet Horace, discredited at the start of the 20 th century because the "smug consultant of imperialism," now top remembered―if remembered―for the pithy directive "Carpe diem."
In Horace and Me: lifestyles classes from an historic Poet, Eyres reexamines Horace's lifestyles, legacy, and verse. With a gentle, lyrical contact (deployed in new, clean types of a few of Horace's most renowned odes) and a prepared serious eye, Eyres unearths a full of life, suitable Horace, whose society―Rome on the sunrise of the empire―is even more just like our personal than we would are looking to think.
Eyres's examine isn't just intriguing―he retranslates Horace's most famed word as "taste the day"―but enlivening. via Horace, Eyres meditates on easy methods to dwell good, mounts a powerful case for the significance of poetry, and relates a relocating story of private discovery. by means of the top of this amazing trip, the reader too will think within the energy of Horace's "lovely phrases that cross on shining with their modest glow, like a hot and inextinguishable candle within the darkness."

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