The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation / Edition 1

The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation / Edition 1

by Adrian Poole, Poole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192142097

ISBN-13: 9780192142092

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Great Britain has a long and grand tradition of poets translating classical authors. Virtually every great poet from Chaucer on has tried his or her hand at translation, with the results often rivaling or even excelling the ancient original. This unique anthology presents the best of these translations, ranging from King Alfred, Alexander Pope, and Ben Jonson, to…  See more details below

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Great Britain has a long and grand tradition of poets translating classical authors. Virtually every great poet from Chaucer on has tried his or her hand at translation, with the results often rivaling or even excelling the ancient original. This unique anthology presents the best of these translations, ranging from King Alfred, Alexander Pope, and Ben Jonson, to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ezra Pound, and Ted Hughes. The book offers a vast array of responses to the song, verse, and drama of ancient Greece and Rome, and to poets themselves as varied as Homer, Sappho, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, and Juvenal Organized by classical author and text, the book gathers and juxtaposes English versions, sometimes of the same passage or poem, to dramatize the endless renewal of one great poetic tradition in and through another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192142092
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Books of Verse Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.64(d)

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