The Works of Horace, by Horace

Table of Contents

The First Book of the Odes of Horace.

  1. To Maecenas.
  2. To Augustus Caesar
  3. To the Ship, in Which Virgil Was About to Sail to Athens.
  4. To Sextius.
  5. To Pyrrha.
  6. To Agrippa.
  7. To Munatius Plancus.
  8. To Lydia.
  9. To Thaliarchus.
  10. To Mercury.
  11. To Leuconoe.
  12. To Augustus.
  13. To Lydia.
  14. To the Roman State.
  15. To Paris.
  16. To a Young Lady Horace Had Offended.
  17. To Tyndaris.
  18. To Varus.
  19. To Glycera.
  20. To Maecenas.
  21. On Diana and Apollo.
  22. To Aristius Fuscus.
  23. To Chloe.
  24. To Virgil.
  25. To Lydia.
  26. To Aelius Lamia.
  27. To His Companions.
  28. Archytas.
  29. To Iccius.
  30. To Venus.
  31. To Apollo.
  32. To His Lyre.
  33. To Albius Tibullus.
  34. Against the Epicurians.
  35. To Fortune.
  36. Ode xxxvi.
  37. To His Companions.
  38. To His Servant.

The Second Book of the Odes of Horace.

  1. To Asinius Pollio.
  2. To Crispus Sallustius.
  3. To Quintus Dellius.
  4. To Xanthias Phoceus.
  5. Ode v.
  6. To Septimus.
  7. To Pompeius Varus.
  8. To Barine.
  9. To Titus Valgius.
  10. To Licinius Murena.
  11. To Quintius Hirpinus.
  12. To Maecenas.
  13. To a Tree.
  14. To Postumus.
  15. Against the Luxury of the Romans.
  16. To Grosphus.
  17. To Maecenas.
  18. Against Avarice and Luxury.
  19. On Bacchus.
  20. To Maecenas.

The Third Book of the Odes of Horace.

  1. On Contentment.
  2. Against the Degeneracy of the Roman Youth.
  3. On Steadiness and Integrity.
  4. To Calliope.
  5. On the Recovery of the Standards From Phraates.
  6. To the Romans.
  7. To Asterie.
  8. To Maecenas.
  9. To Lydia.
  10. To Lyce.
  11. To Mercury.
  12. To Neobule.
  13. To the Bandusian Fountain.
  14. To the Romans.
  15. To Chloris.
  16. To Maecenas.
  17. To Aelius Lamia.
  18. To Faunus.
  19. To Telephus.
  20. To Pyrrhus.
  21. To His Jar.
  22. To Diana.
  23. To Phidyle.
  24. To the Covetous.
  25. To Bacchus.
  26. To Venus.
  27. To Galatea, Upon Her Going to Sea.
  28. To Lyde.
  29. To Maecenas.
  30. On His Own Works.

The Fourth Book of the Odes of Horace.

  1. To Venus.
  2. To Antonius Iulus.
  3. To Melpomene.
  4. The Praise of Drusus.
  5. To Augustus.
  6. Hymn to Apollo.
  7. To Torquatus.
  8. To Marcius Censorinus.
  9. To Marcus Lollius.
  10. To Ligurinus.
  11. To Phyllis.
  12. To Virgil.
  13. To Lyce.
  14. To Augustus.
  15. To Augustus, on the Restoration of Peace.

The Book of the Epodes of Horace.

  1. To Maecenas.
  2. The Praises of a Country Life.
  3. To Maecenas.
  4. To Menas.
  5. The Witches Mangling a Boy.
  6. Against Cassius Severus.
  7. To the Roman People.
  8. Upon a Wanton Old Woman.
  9. To Maecenas.
  10. Against Maevius.
  11. To Pectius.
  12. To a Woman Whose Charms Were Over.
  13. To a Friend.
  14. To Maecenas.
  15. To Neaera.
  16. To the Roman People.
  17. Dialogue Between Horace and Canidia.
  18. The Secular Poem of Horace.

The First Book of the Satires of Horace.

  1. That all, but especially the covetous, think their own condition the hardest.
  2. Bad men, when they avoid certain vices, fall into their opposite extremes.
  3. We might to connive at the faults of our friends, and all offences are not to be ranked in the catalogue of crimes.
  4. He apologizes for the liberties taken by satiric poets in general, and particularly by himself.
  5. He describes a certain journey of his from Rome to Brundusium with great pleasantry.
  6. Of true nobility.
  7. He humorously describes a squabble betwixt Rupilius and Persius.
  8. Priapus complains that the Esquilian mount is infested with the incantations of sorceresses.
  9. He describes his sufferings from the loquacity of an impertinent fellow.
  10. He supports the judgment which he had before given of Lucilius, and intersperses some excellent precepts for the writing of Satire.

The Second Book of the Satires of Horace.

  1. He supposes himself to consult with Trebatius, whether he should desist from writing satires, or not.
  2. On Frugality.
  3. Damasippus, in a conversation with Horace, proves this paradox of the Stoic philosophy, that most men are actually mad.
  4. He ridicules the absurdity of one Catius, who placed the summit of human felicity in the culinary art.
  5. In a humorous dialogue between Ulysses and Tiresias, he exposes those arts which the fortune hunters make use of, in order to be appointed the heirs of rich old men.
  6. He sets the conveniences of a country retirement in opposition to the troubles of a life in town.
  7. One of Horace’s slaves, making use of that freedom which was allowed them at the Saturnalia, rates his master in a droll and severe manner.
  8. A smart description of a miser ridiculously acting the extravagant.
  9. Satire i.

The First Book of the Epistles of Horace.

  1. To Maecenas.
  2. To Lollius.
  3. To Julius Florus.
  4. To Albius Tibullus.
  5. To Torquatus.
  6. To Numicius.
  7. To Maecenas.
  8. To Celsus Albinovanus.
  9. To Claudius Tiberius Nero.
  10. To Aristius Fuscus.
  11. To Bullatius.
  12. To Iccius.
  13. To Vinnius Asina.
  14. To His Steward.
  15. To C. Neumonius Vala.
  16. To Quinctius.
  17. To Scaeva.
  18. To Lollius.
  19. To Maecenas.
  20. To His Book.

The Second Book of the Epistles of Horace.

  1. To Augustus.
  2. To Julius Florus.

Horace’s Book Upon the Art of Poetry.

Handy Literal Translations

The Works of Horace

Translated literally into English prose

By C. Smart, A.M.

Of Pembroke College, Cambridge

A new edition

Revised by

Theodore Alois Buckley B.A. Of Christ Church

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