THE OXFORD BOOK OF CLASSICAL VERSE IN TRANSLATION Edited by Adrian Poole & Jeremy Maule 1995
The debts that English poetry owes to the Classics are massive and various. But they have been richly repaid by the astonishingly inventive tradition of translation to which some of the greatest poets in the English language have contributed, including Chaucer and Jonson, Dryden and Pope, Tennyson and Ezra Pound. This anthology presents the wealth of this living tradition as it has never been seen before, ranging from King Alfred to the many contemporary poets here generously represented, and from North America to Ireland and Scotland. It offers a vast array of responses to the song, verse, and drama of ancient Greece and Rome, to poets themselves as varied as Homer, Sappho, and Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, and Juvenal….
Hardback book with plastic covering dj. Adrian Poole and Jeremy Maule are both Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. Jacket illustration: detail of Jupiter and Lo by Antonio Correggio. First Edition 1995. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS – ISBN 0-19-214209-7. Printed in Great Britain. 606 pages. Dimensions: 24 x 16.5 x 4 cm. Condition: Previously owned – very good apart from the plastic which has torn in a couple of places but still maintaining condition of dj. Pencil price inside from previous seller.
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