Horace | Critical Essay by Archibald Geikie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Horace.
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Critical Essay by Archibald Geikie

SOURCE: “The ‘Divini Gloria Buris’—Lucretius, Virgil, Horace” in The Love of Nature among the Romans: During the Later Decades of the Republic and the First Century of the Empire, John Murray, 1912, pp. 50-82.

In the following essay, Geikie explores the influence that country life had on Horace's poetry, both during his childhood years and in his adulthood, while he was living on a farm given to him by Maecenas.

… As another remarkable example of the influence of an early life in the country upon a poetic temperament we may look at the case of Horace (b.c. 65-8). His birthplace lay not in a luxuriant plain, like that of Virgil, but at Venusia, in a somewhat rugged and sterile territory on the eastern flank of the Apulian Apennines. Of that first...

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