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Published on
Dec 31, 1799
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Pages
70
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Language
Dutch
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CONTENTS:

The Translations
SATIRES (PROSE)
SATIRES (VERSE)
EPODES (PROSE)
EPODES (VERSE)
ODES (PROSE)
ODES (VERSE)
EPISTLES (PROSE)
EPISTLES (VERSE)
CARMEN SAECULARE (PROSE)
CARMEN SAECULARE (VERSE)
ARS POETICA (PROSE)
ARS POETICA (VERSE)

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

Dual Texts
DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF HORACE by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
THE LIFE OF HORACE by William Tuckwell
HORACE by J. W. Mackail

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