The poetry of Horace (born 65 BCE) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. Love and political concerns are frequent themes of the Epodes. 120 CE), renowned for concision and psychology, is paramount as a historian of the early Roman empire. Germania is a description of German tribes as known to the Romans. Ovid’s Amores are three books of elegies ostensibly about the poet’s love affair with his mistress Corinna. The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BC) are Theogony, in which he charts the history of the divine world, and Works and Days, in which he delivers moral precepts and practical advice for the world of men.“Here is 1,400 years of human culture, all the texts that survive from one of the greatest civilizations human beings have ever built—and it can all fit in a bookcase or two.To capture all the fugitive texts of the ancient world, some of which survived the Dark Ages in just a single moldering copy in some monastic library, and turn them into affordable, clear, sturdy accurate books, is one of the greatest accomplishments of modern scholarship—and one of the most democratic.” is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Horsley, Professor of Classics at the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia, and a Loeb Classical Library translator, assessed the library’s achievements, innovations, and shifts in emphasis across its first hundred years. Now Available: The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.) celebrates a spring festival in honour of the goddess of love. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. Seven complete plays are extant, including Oedipus Tyrannus, Ajax, Antigone, and Philoctetes.In letters to his friend Atticus, Cicero (106–43 BCE) reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except, perhaps, his brother, and vividly depicts a momentous period in Roman history, marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers.The present edition of his work, along with that of his successors Moschus (fl. around 100 BCE), replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library volume of Greek Bucolic Poets by J. We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. 70 CE) is a valuable and colorful source of information about the first twelve Roman emperors, Roman imperial politics, and Roman imperial society.Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. Part of Suetonius’s Lives of Illustrious Men (of letters) also survives.Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama The Searchers.The six plays by Terence (died 159 BCE), all extant, imaginatively reformulate Greek New Comedy in realistic scenes and refined Latin.Some were accorded almost Scriptural authority in the early Church.Confessions is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine’s early life, family, associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion.