To-day we finished discussing the five fragments of Greek lyric poetry. If you have not already, please put your answers to the questions in your personal Latin folder so that I can see them.
We shall next turn our attention to an Ode from Horace (doc. 413). Your homework is to complete the questions in that document. (They’re all pretty straight-forward.)
Some motifs that we have seen so far:
- love (particularly scorned love)
- youth and old age (≈ carpe diem)
- people and relationships
Key terms for our study of poetry:
- allusion (the verb is to allude)
It is important that you be able to describe a poem with respect to these terms. We may add one or two more words to this list before the end.