The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Shorter Notes

Horace and the Sibyl (Epode 16.2)

C. W. MacLeoda1

a1 Christ Church, Oxford

It seems clear that Virgil, Horace, and Tibullus knew, if not the third Sibylline Oracle itself, prophecies like it. An unnoticed parallel between that work and Horace may confirm this conclusion and afford a small insight into the Latin poet's art.