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the finest lyric poet in Latin, Horace's works are masterpieces of the Golden Age of Rome.

Horace was the finest poet in Latin. His works are the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Rome.

Horace's poetry is characterised by versatility in tone and metre, and grace and simplicity in form. His works are divided into four categories: Satires is a consideration of broad ethical questions, Epodes calls for order in a society of disorder following Octavian's victory over Antony in 31BC, Odes is a largely political dedication to Horace's roman society, while Epistles are a series of short letters commenting on contemporary society.



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