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Horace, Horatii Latinum Lyricum 1682 Venice Edition, Poetry

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1682 Venice edition of Horace' Poetry in original Latin.

Q. Horatii Flacci Venusini, "Latinorum Lyricorum facile Principis Poemata omnia Superiorum Permissu", Venetiis, MDCLXXXII, Typis Stephani Currij.

Original hard boards covered by skin, the original vellum with unreadable writing (often vellum from medieval manuscripts was used later as binding); - some soiling, writings and repairs, 3.1/8" x 5.3/4", 251 pages; front endpaper missing, page 23/24 and 169/170 is missing, blank paper is inserted between pages 22 and 25; some soiling and wear, a few hand-written notes including last blank page and inside covers. The book was sometime in the 18th century property of Marcus Lucarelli and marked "1783". Antiquarian edition in fair+ condition.

Horace is generally considered to be one of the greatest Latin poets.

CONTENTS:VITA Q. HORATII FLACCI

LIBER PRIMUS Ex Recensione Danielis Heinsii
LIBER SECUNDUS
LIBER TERTIUS
EPODON LIBER

DE ARTE POETICA LIBER
SERMONUM LIBER I + II, SATYRARUM
EPISTOLARUM, Liber Primus & Liber Secundus

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.

Horace was born at Venosa or Venusia, as it was called in his day, a small town in the border region between Apulia and Lucania, Horace was the son of a freedman, but he himself was born free. His father owned a small farm at Venusia, and later moved to Rome and worked as a coactor, that is, a kind of middleman at auctions who would pay the purchase price to the seller and collect it later from the buyer and receive 1% of the purchase price from each of them for his services. The elder Horace was able to spend considerable money on his son's education, accompanying him first to Rome for his primary education, and then sending him to Athens to study Greek and philosophy.

After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Horace joined the army, serving under the generalship of Brutus. He fought as a staff officer (tribunus militum) in the Battle of Philippi. Alluding to famous literary models, he later claimed that he saved himself by throwing away his shield and fleeing. When an amnesty was declared for those who had fought against the victorious Octavian (later Augustus), Horace returned to Italy, only to find his estate confiscated; his father had probably died by then. Horace claims that he was reduced to poverty. Nevertheless, he had the means to purchase a profitable life-time appointment as a scriba quaestorius, an official of the Treasury, which allowed him to get by comfortably and practice his poetic art.

Horace was a member of a literary circle that included Virgil and Lucius Varius Rufus, who introduced him to Maecenas, friend and confidant of Augustus. Maecenas became his patron and close friend, and presented Horace with an estate near Tibur in the Sabine Hills, contemporary Tivoli. He died in Rome a few months after the death of Maecenas, in 8 BC. Upon his death bed, having no heirs, Horace relinquished his farm to his friend and Emperor Augustus, to be used for Imperial needs. His farm is there today and is a spot of pilgrimage for the literary elite.

Provenance:
The book is from the library of Marcus Lucarelly, dated 1783.

US: Priority (c.2-4 days) ------------ $18.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) ---- $44.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $54.50

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1682 Venice edition of Horace' Poetry in original Latin.

Q. Horatii Flacci Venusini, "Latinorum Lyricorum facile Principis Poemata omnia Superiorum Permissu", Venetiis, MDCLXXXII, Typis Stephani Currij.

Original hard boards covered by skin, the original vellum with unreadable writing (often vellum from medieval manuscripts was used later as binding); - some soiling, writings and repairs, 3.1/8" x 5.3/4", 251 pages; front endpaper missing, page 23/24 and 169/170 is missing, blank paper is inserted between pages 22 and 25; some soiling and wear, a few hand-written notes including last blank page and inside covers. The book was sometime in the 18th century property of Marcus Lucarelli and marked "1783". Antiquarian edition in fair+ condition.

Horace is generally considered to be one of the greatest Latin poets.

CONTENTS:VITA Q. HORATII FLACCI

LIBER PRIMUS Ex Recensione Danielis Heinsii
LIBER SECUNDUS
LIBER TERTIUS
EPODON LIBER

DE ARTE POETICA LIBER
SERMONUM LIBER I + II, SATYRARUM
EPISTOLARUM, Liber Primus & Liber Secundus

Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus.

Horace was born at Venosa or Venusia, as it was called in his day, a small town in the border region between Apulia and Lucania, Horace was the son of a freedman, but he himself was born free. His father owned a small farm at Venusia, and later moved to Rome and worked as a coactor, that is, a kind of middleman at auctions who would pay the purchase price to the seller and collect it later from the buyer and receive 1% of the purchase price from each of them for his services. The elder Horace was able to spend considerable money on his son's education, accompanying him first to Rome for his primary education, and then sending him to Athens to study Greek and philosophy.

After the assassination of Julius Caesar, Horace joined the army, serving under the generalship of Brutus. He fought as a staff officer (tribunus militum) in the Battle of Philippi. Alluding to famous literary models, he later claimed that he saved himself by throwing away his shield and fleeing. When an amnesty was declared for those who had fought against the victorious Octavian (later Augustus), Horace returned to Italy, only to find his estate confiscated; his father had probably died by then. Horace claims that he was reduced to poverty. Nevertheless, he had the means to purchase a profitable life-time appointment as a scriba quaestorius, an official of the Treasury, which allowed him to get by comfortably and practice his poetic art.

Horace was a member of a literary circle that included Virgil and Lucius Varius Rufus, who introduced him to Maecenas, friend and confidant of Augustus. Maecenas became his patron and close friend, and presented Horace with an estate near Tibur in the Sabine Hills, contemporary Tivoli. He died in Rome a few months after the death of Maecenas, in 8 BC. Upon his death bed, having no heirs, Horace relinquished his farm to his friend and Emperor Augustus, to be used for Imperial needs. His farm is there today and is a spot of pilgrimage for the literary elite.

Provenance:
The book is from the library of Marcus Lucarelly, dated 1783.

US: Priority (c.2-4 days) ------------ $18.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) ---- $44.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $54.50

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