Horace, in the Epodes, scoffs at it, but not without horror.
Horace, in the "Epodes," scoffs at it, but not without horror.
In his remaining Epodes we may trace the germ of his later written Odes.
To this period belong the Epodes and the first book of the Satires.
The first—extending from about 40 to 29—is that of the Epodes and Satires.
He wrote four books of lyrics, a volume of epodes, another of epigrams, and there is a posthumous work of his called "Silviludia."
The Epodes were written in the same period as the first book of Satires, and, like them, are on various subjects.
In more than one of the Epodes Horace speaks of him, but not in terms to imply personal acquaintance.
They are genuinely Pindaric, that is, with corresponding strophes, antistrophes and epodes.
The antistrophe corresponds metrically to the strophe, as usual; the epodes are in four-stress couplets.