Contemporary parchment binding. 120×80 mm, 16º: a-t#8 v#4 (v4 blanco), 308  pp. On title page printer’s mark “Vincenti.” Inner hinges broken, damaged title page (rebound), ex libris with pen “A. Bacigaleye,”; “Antonio Sisco M.D., 1715.” Words with pen on last flyleaf, Latin text in pen on first flyleaf.
These are the complete works by the Latin lyric poet Horace (Horatius) (65 – 8 BC), on the title page referred to as “facile princeps.” His work has had a significant impact on the development of poetry in Europe. In 38 BC Horatius was admitted to the literary circle around Maecenas, after he was introduced by Virgil (Vergillius). Horatius was inspired by Greek examples (especially the archaic poets such as Sappho). He rises above the level of his predecessors though by his content and style. Horace’s style is distinguished by a large variety of serious and solemn language to almost everyday speech. His use of words is very precise and therefore his formulation always fits perfectly.
For every ode in this publication the meter is chanted (bij elke ode wordt het metrum gescandeerd). This is a reprint of the edition that was published in 1554 by Antoine Vincent Lyon. In the colophon Symphorianus Barbier was listed as the printer of this publication. Rare edition.
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