Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Latin poet Horatius Flaccus (Horace, 65-8 b.c.); resembling the poetry or style of Horace.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Roman poet Horace or to his works or style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Horace, the Latin poet, or resembling his style.
- Horace + -ian (Wiktionary)
“To define it is to give the meaning of the word Horatian as far as content is concerned, and to trace the thread which more than any other makes his works a unity.”
“[FN#312] The naiveté is purely Horatian, that is South European versus North European.”
“Horatian' ode or the complex system of strophe, antistrophe and epode of the 'Pindaric' ode, 131 ff.”
“Horatian' ode forms, that is in regular short stanzas, the 'Ode Written in the Year 1746' and the 'Ode to Evening' (unrimed), are particularly fine.”
“In form most of them are regular 'Horatian' odes, but 'The Bard' and 'The Progress of Poesy' are the best English examples of the genuine Pindaric ode.”
“The English "Horatian" ode, then, while exhibiting the greatest differences in complexity of stanzaic forms, is”
“The close adherence also which the majority of them manifest to the broadly marked types of "Horatian" and”
“Cleiveland and that of Pope, as between the diverse schools known as the "Horatian" and the "Juvenalian".”
“Granted, that essay is in the Juvenalian mode; the Horatian mode which includes everything from The Rape of the Lock to The Simpsons is less harsh.”
“The phrase “principum amicitias” does look like a quotation of the Horatian ode.”
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