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Satires.

Author: Persius.; W S Merwin
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1961.
Series: Indiana University Greek and Latin classics.
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In the ancient world, the Satires belonged to a small class of works which remained in constant circulation. They were read in the schools, were commented upon by scholars, and were forever the subject of controversy. This translation boasts several advantages over previous English versions : it is the work of a poet rather than a Latinist, and it offers a faithful rendering of Persius' franker passages which the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
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Persius.
Satires.
Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1961
(OCoLC)578625911
Named Person: Persius; Persius.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Persius.; W S Merwin
OCLC Number: 1186719
Description: 119 pages 22 cm.
Series Title: Indiana University Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Satirae.
Responsibility: Translated by W.S. Merwin. Introd. & notes by William S. Anderson.

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In the ancient world, the Satires belonged to a small class of works which remained in constant circulation. They were read in the schools, were commented upon by scholars, and were forever the subject of controversy. This translation boasts several advantages over previous English versions : it is the work of a poet rather than a Latinist, and it offers a faithful rendering of Persius' franker passages which the Victorians never dared to translate fully.

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