As Horace brings the final book of his Odes to an end, an idealised Roman family of the future gathers to sing Augustus’s praises and give thanks for the peace and the imperial power that he has brought to Rome.

Hear Horace’s Latin and follow in English here.

Horace’s second Ode reflects on the world of Rome turned upside down by civil war and restored to an even keel by the Emperor Augustus. Hear Horace’s Latin performed and follow in translation here; see the illustrated blog post here.