Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Gordon Wilson, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Much has been written concerning Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman poet and satirist born two thousand years ago, and Robert Herrick, and English lyrist of the seventeenth century. Notable literary histories of the two languages, criticisms of the writings of each of the two men and his contemporaries, short biographical studies of the two authors, discussions in literary and classical magazines, and many treatises on the Horatian influence have been written, but no individual parallel of these two authors has been issued.

As it has been pointed out above, no parallel of the two authors in question has been issued. Therefore it is the purpose of this thesis, by presenting the biographies of the two men and the exact characteristics of each, to make a comparison of them and to find wherein Herrick shows any trace of the Horatian influence.


Arts and Humanities | Classics | Comparative Literature | Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Poetry