Roman poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age
Thebest of classical Latin poetry in a vital English verse translation described by early readers as "superb." Ms. Wenshy;der, who is a published creative writer as well as a classicist, has done much with her unflinching translations to reshy;storethe powerwielded by the originalpoems. She has increased the usefulness and accessibility of her collection by proshy;viding a lively introduction to each of the nine poets she presents in translashy;tion. When little is known about the poet himself, she places him within a coterie of contemporaries who are better known. The poets and works presented are: Catullus,Songs;Lucretius, Selecshy;tions fromDeRerum Natura;Virgil,Eclogues2and 4 and selections from theGeorgics;Horace,Satire1, 9("The Bore") and selectedOdes;Propertius,Elegies;Tibullus,Elegy1, 1; Ovid,Amoresand "Echo and Narcissus" fromMetamorphoses;Martial,Epigrams;and Juvenal,Satire3 ("The City of Rome").
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luCret1us De Rerum Natura
V1rg1l Eclogues 2 4 Georgics
HoraCe Satire 1 9 The Bore Odes
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