The Latin poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus or Horace was born December 8, 65 at Venusia, near Apulia, and died on November 27, 8 B.C. He was the leading lyric poet and satirist in the Augustan Age. He wrote the Carmen Saeculare for Augustus to celebrate a very important set of public games.
The Odes and Carmen Saeculare of Horace
Translated Into English Verse by John Conington, M.A. Corpus Professor of Latin in the University of Oxford. Third Edition. 1865.
For those who like a challenge, try to guess who or what is shown in the thumbnails before clicking on the image for the numbered odes. Most of them are clearly connected with the topic of the ode or at least with the imagery.
|Horace Ode I.1||Horace Ode I.2||Horace Ode I.3||Horace Ode I.4|
|Horace Ode I.5||Horace Ode I.6||Horace Ode I.7||Horace Ode I.8|
|Horace Ode I.9||Horace Ode I.10||Horace Ode I.11||Horace Ode I.12|