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ODES OF HORACE
A TRANSLATION AND AN EXPOSITION
Cloth, 8vo. 6s. “We cannot doubt, after a perusal of this book, both introduction and commentary, that there is still room for further elucidation in Horace's works. The translation appears to us to be in many places unnecessarily bald, but the notes are good samples of the broad psychological treatment which is not too often applied to classical texts.
The result is a great deal that is fresh in detail. But our main concern is in the theme of the introduction. We are grateful to Mr Garnsey for his able exposition of the Murena motive in Horace and his courage in breaking away from the traditional criticism. Purely scholastic comment on Horace's Odes is repeated with jejune readiness: Mr Garnsey's book should help many a classical master to breathe on the dry bones of history and make them live.”-Athenæum.
"The secret history implied in these allusive poems, and the exact extent of the conspiracy headed by Murena, may never be thoroughly unravelled, but that Dr Verrall has set us on the right track for investigating the situation is becoming more and more probable; and Mr Garnsey is to be warmly congratulated on having lent, from the other side of the world, a helping hand to this subtle and difficult quest.”—Times.
“The brilliant work of this Australian scholar shows what a fascination the old Roman poet still has for all men. Mr Garnsey has expended much care on his work. It is a valuable addition to Horatian commentary, and contains much original matter that should set our scholars a. thinking."-Dundee Courier.
"An unambitious version in blank verse, offered as a frame for a scholarly discussion of problems raised by the odes, with special reference to Dr Verrall's studies in the same subject."--Morning Post.
With regard to the exposition of the Odes, the author has brought to bear upon this part of his subject an amazing amount of learning and investigation. We think he has succeeded in finding the key to a great many obscure passages, and furnishing a clue to further discovery." - Bristol Times.
“The introduction deals with the criticisms of Nettleship, Verrall, Wickham, Sellar, and Haupt, and discusses the political, literary, and social problems of the Odes rather than mere questions of grammar, scholarship, and interpretation.”—Glasgow Herald.
“In the stimulating introduction Mr Garnsey proves he shows himself as a follower of Dr Verrall in his views on Murena's part in the history of the time and the references that Horace makes to him.”-Oxford Magazine.
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