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Works of Ovid and Horace (16 vols.)

by Naso, Publius Ovidius, Flaccus, Quintus Horatius

Macmillan Co., Harvard University Press 1916–1931

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Overview

Works of Ovid and Horace brings together two of Latin literature’s most influential poets. As two of Latin literature’s three canonical poets—included with Virgil—Ovid and Horace each had a tremendous impact not only on Latin literature and culture that followed, but on the world of literature as a whole. Ovid’s Metamorphoses is a mythological history of the world, which has been regarded as one of the most influential poems in history. Horace’s witty, yet serious poems were wildly successful in his time, and have remained popular studies throughout history.

This collection contains the complete texts in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each volume is included in its original Latin with an English translation for easy side-by-side comparison. Logos’ language tools help you to go deeper into the Latin text and explore Ovid’s and Horace’s elegant language. Use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult Latin words and find every occurrence in your library for deeper contextual understanding. There’s never been a better way for students of history, poetry, culture, and Latin literature to absorb these classic works.

Key Features

  • Works by two of the greatest Latin poets 
  • One of the most influential poems in history
  • Loeb Classical Library editions

Individual Titles

Metamorphoses, vol. 1: Books 1–8

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: Frank Justus Miller
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 234

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This volume contains Frank Justus Miller’s translation of the first eight books of the highly influential poem, Metamorphoses. This poem is Ovid’s masterpiece, and it has influenced writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Boccaccio. The mythical poem chronologically illustrates the history of the world from creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.

It may be doubted whether any poem has had so great an influence on the literature and art of Western civilization as the Metamorphoses.

—A. D. Melville, translator

Metamorphoses, vol. 1: Books 1–8: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 233

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This volume contains the Latin text of the first eight books of the highly influential poem, Metamorphoses. This poem is Ovid’s masterpiece, and it has influenced writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Boccaccio. The mythical poem chronologically illustrates the history of the world from creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.

Metamorphoses, vol. 2: Books 9–15

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: Frank Justus Miller
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 250

This volume contains Frank Justus Miller’s translation of books 9–15 of the highly influential poem, Metamorphoses. This poem is Ovid’s masterpiece, and it has influenced writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Boccaccio. The mythical poem chronologically illustrates the history of the world from creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.

Metamorphoses, vol. 2: Books 9–15: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: Frank Justus Miller
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 250

This volume contains the Latin text of books 9–15 of the highly influential poem, Metamorphoses. This poem is Ovid’s masterpiece, and it has influenced writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Boccaccio. The mythical poem chronologically illustrates the history of the world from creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.

Tristia. Ex Ponto.

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: Arthur Leslie Wheeler
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 226

This volume combines Arthur Leslie Wheeler’s translations of Ovid’s two works depicting his exile to Tomis. Tristia describes his journey into exile and addresses his wife, friends, and foes, as well as his previous poems. Ex Ponto directly addresses individual people, including the nephew and adopted son of Emperor Tiberius, Germanicus.

Tristia. Ex Ponto.: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 225

This volume combines the Latin texts of Ovid’s two works depicting his exile to Tomis. Tristia describes his journey into exile and addresses his wife, friends, and foes, as well as his previous poems. Ex Ponto directly addresses individual people, including the nephew and adopted son of Emperor Tiberius, Germanicus.

The Art of Love and Other Poems

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: G. P. Goold
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 200

This volume contains G. P. Goold’s translation of The Art of Love and Ovid’s other love poems.

The Art of Love and Other Poems: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 200

This volume contains the Latin text of The Art of Love and Ovid’s other love poems.

Ovid’s Fasti

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: James George Frazer
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 231

This volume contains James George Frazer’s translation of Ovid’s poem, Fasti. Written as a series of eye-witness accounts and interviews with Roman deities, Fasti provides the origins of various Roman holidays and customs. It contains substantial information about ancient Roman religion and culture.

Ovid’s Fasti: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 230

This volume contains the Latin text of Ovid’s poem, Fasti. Written as a series of eye-witness accounts and interviews with Roman deities, Fasti provides the origins of various Roman holidays and customs. It contains substantial information about ancient Roman religion and culture.

Heroides and Amores

  • Author: Ovid
  • Translator: Grant Showerman
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 237

This volume contains Grant Showerman’s translation of Heroides and Amores. Heroides was the first poem of its kind, and is one of Ovid’s most significant works. The text is comprised of 15 epistolary poems Ovid wrote from the perspectives of famous heroines in Greek and Roman mythology, addressed to the lovers who mistreated them. Amores is Ovid’s first complete book of poetry, and playfully teases with the model of erotic elegy as it depicts the poet’s love affair.

Heroides and Amores: Latin Text

  • Author: Ovid
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co.
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 237

This volume contains Grant Showerman’s translation of Heroides and Amores. Heroides was the first poem of its kind, and is one of Ovid’s most significant works. The text comprises 15 epistolary poems Ovid wrote from the perspectives of famous heroines in Greek and Roman mythology, addressed to the lovers who mistreated them. Amores is Ovid’s first complete book of poetry, and playfully teases with the model of erotic elegy as it depicts the poet’s love affair.

Odes and Epodes

  • Author: Horace
  • Translator: C. E. Bennett
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 216

This volume contains C. E. Bennett’s translation of Odes and Epodes. Odes comprises over 100 lyric poems, and the form and style were later adopted by other poets. Epodes was inspired by Archilochus and covers themes of love and politics, often with a polemic touch.

[Ovid is] unparalleled by any collection of lyric poetry produced before or after in Latin literature.

Quadrant

[Ovid contains] jewels five-words long, that on the stretched forefinger of all Time / Sparkle for ever

The Princess, by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Odes and Epodes: Latin Text

  • Author: Horace
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 216

This volume contains the Latin text of Odes and Epodes. Odes comprises over 100 lyric poems, and the form and style were later adopted by other poets. Epodes was inspired by Archilochus and covers themes of love and politics, often with a polemic touch.

Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica

  • Author: Horace
  • Translator: H. Rushton Fairclough
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1926
  • Pages: 230

This volume contains H. Rushton Fairclough’s translation of Horace’s Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica. Satires contains Horace’s societal criticism and commentary. Epistles, or Letters, contains two books of more intimate poems. Ars Poetica is a treatise written on poetics which brought us the popular phrase used to describe art, “en medias res,” or “in the middle of things.”

Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica: Latin Text

  • Author: Horace
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1926
  • Pages: 229

This volume contains the Latin text of Horace’s Satires, Epistles, and Ars Poetica. Satires contains Horace’s societal criticism and commentary. Epistles, or Letters, contains two books of more intimate poems. Ars Poetica is a treatise written on poetics which brought us the popular phrase used to describe art, “en medias res,” or “in the middle of things.”

Product Details

  • Title: Works of Ovid and Horace
  • Authors: Ovid and Horace
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publishers: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Harvard University Press, and Macmillan Co.
  • Volumes: 16
  • Pages: 3,644

About the Authors

Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC–ca. AD 17) is one of the three canonical poets of Latin Literature, along with Virgil and Horace. Poets of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages frequently imitated his form and style. Near the end of his life, Ovid was exiled to Tomis by Emperor Augustus for what Ovid said was “a poem and a mistake.” He spent the remainder of his life in exile.

Quintus Horatius Flaccus was the most famous Roman lyric poet during the reign of Augustus. Quintillian said of him, “He can by lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.” He was an officer in the republican army during Rome’s shift from republic to empire. After his army was defeated, Horace became a spokesman for the emperor. Horace has remained popular throughout history, and studies of his work and life continue to be exceedingly diverse. Most of what is known about his life comes from a biography, likely written by Suetonius, and his own works.