The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart : Volume V: The Works of Horace, Translated Into Verse

Christopher Smart
Oxford University Press (UK)

Volume V of the collected poetry publishes Smart's verse translation of Horace for the first time since 1767. Made in the prodigiously creative years between his release from the madhouse and his death,.

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the translation now emerges as testimony to Smart's tireless creativity and poetic energy, and as a significant contribution to the present reappraisal of Horace's influence on English literature. The editors provide an introduction, full scholarly apparatus, and a detailed and clarifying commentary which explains Smart's more obscure passages.