Flaccus, Quintus Horatius.
Venice: Aldus Manutius,
Horace concludes the third book of his Odes by stating—proudly, prophetically, and accurately―that he had established his own immortality. Odes III.30 opens with the immortal words Exegi monumentum aere perennius, “I have finished a monument more lasting than bronze.” It has served as the model for the sub-title of this exhibition. This is the second book printed by Aldus in his new italic type.
From the collection of H. George Fletcher.