Horace: Odes and Poetry Glossary

Horace: Odes and Poetry Glossary

Plumage

Feathers

Exalt

To praise someone

Capricious

A person who constantly and unpredictably changes their mind

Quinites

the early citizens of Early Rome

Terminates

Finishes or ends

Unsightly

Very ugly and difficult to look at

Refrain

Stop yourself from doing something

Vain

Selfish

Pompous

Extravagant or over-the-top

Diana

Roman goddess of the hunt, connected with nature and wild animals

Pitcher

A style of jug, very common in Roman times

Uniform

Identical

Aemilianus

A Roman emperor in the 3rd century AD

Statuary

A sculptor

Perspicuous

Easy to understand

Judiciously

With a lot of thought and attention to detail

Waive

Give up

Eminently well

Extremely well

Dexterous

Skillfully put together

novelty

To make something appear new and unique

abstruse

Hard to understand

Cethegi

Members of a wealthy Roman family

Plutus

Ancient Greek god of wealth

Caecilius

A wealthy Roman banker

Virgil

A Roman poet who wrote large scale epic poetry, such as The Aeneid

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