The Gnat and Other Minor Poems of Virgil

The Gnat and Other Minor Poems of Virgil


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The Gnat and Other Minor Poems of Virgil by Virgil

These delightful poems—by turns whimsical, beautiful, and vulgar—seem to have primarily survived because they were attributed to Virgil. But in David R. Slavitt’s imaginative and appealing translations, they stand firmly on their own merits. Slavitt brings to this little-known body of verse a fresh voice, vividly capturing the tone and style of the originals while conveying a lively sense of fun.

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ISBN-13: 9780520267657
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/13/2011
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David R. Slavitt has been lauded for his translations of Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, Aeschylus, and Aristophanes, as well as Propertius in Love and De Rerum Natura, both from UC Press.

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