The Country of Horace and Virgil (Classic Reprint)


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One cannot read Horace without longing to be acquainted with that country house in which he was so happy. Can we know exactly where it was? Is it possible to find again, not the very stones of his villa, which time has doubtless scattered, but the charming spot he has so oft described - those lofty mountains which sheltered his goats from the summer fires that spring by which he was wont to stretch him self in the day's hot hours; those woods, those rivulets, those valleys - in fine, that landscape which he had before his eyes during the longer and better portion of his life? People have been asking themselves this question ever since the Renaissance, and its solution might have been early foreseen. Towards the end of the sixteenth century some learned men, who had started in search of Horace's house, surmised the place Where it should be looked for, but their indications being vague, and not.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Gaston Boissier


Published Date - August 24 2019

ISBN - 9780365231257

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 364

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