The Poems and Fragments of Catullus: Translated in the Metres of the Original (Classic Reprint)

The Poems and Fragments of Catullus: Translated in the Metres of the Original (Classic Reprint)

by Robinson Ellis
     
 

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The idea of translating Catullus in the original metres adopted by the poet himself was suggested to me many years ago by the admirable, though, in England, insufficiently known, version of Theodor Heyse (Berlin, 1855). My first attempts were modelled upon him, and were so

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Excerpt from The Poems and Fragments of Catullus: Translated in the Metres of the Original

The idea of translating Catullus in the original metres adopted by the poet himself was suggested to me many years ago by the admirable, though, in England, insufficiently known, version of Theodor Heyse (Berlin, 1855). My first attempts were modelled upon him, and were so unsuccessful that I dropt the idea for some time altogether. In 1868, the year following the publication of my larger critical edition of Catullus, I again took up the experiment, and translated into English glyconics the first Hymenaeal, Collis o Heliconici. Tennyson's Alcaics and Hendecasyllables had appeared in the interval, and had suggested to me the new principle on which I was to go to work. It was not sufficient to reproduce the ancient metres, unless the ancient quantity was reproduced also.

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ISBN-13:
9781331373889
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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