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The Oxford book of classical verse in translation

Author: Adrian Poole; Jeremy Maule
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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A unique anthology of English poetry from all ages translated from the classics. The collection bears witness to the remarkable richness of both poetic traditions, with poets as diverse as Pope and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of classical verse in translation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)603626579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Poole; Jeremy Maule
ISBN: 0192142097 9780192142092
OCLC Number: 32396519
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek and Latin.
Description: xlix, 606 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Greek: Epic, Homerica --
Lyric and elegiac, archaic and classical --
Drama --
Hellenistic and later antique --
Latin: The republic --
Virgil, Horace, Ovid --
Propertius to Hadrian --
The later empire.
Other Titles: Classical verse in translation
Responsibility: edited by Adrian Poole and Jeremy Maule.
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This splendid and well-presented anthology fills a depressing gap. The attraction and value of this work is its layout - grouping under authors with their dates and snippets on their history or Read more...

 
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Wonderful and fascinating collection

by jcorelis (WorldCat user published 2013-01-21) Excellent Permalink

Translating poetry presents a dilemma: you can stay close to the literal meaning of the original and produce a flat, academic, pedestrian "faithful" version, or you can try to bring out some selected aspect of what makes the original attractive, almost always at the expense of straying...
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