Roman poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age

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Southern Illinois University Press, Jul 1, 1980 - Poetry - 146 pages
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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
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V1rg1l Eclogues 2 4 Georgics
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HoraCe Satire 1 9 The Bore Odes
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Dorothea Wender, professor and chair of the Department of Classics at Wheaton college, Norton, Massachusetts, is a poet (verse translations of Hesiod and Theognis); scholar (The Last Scenes of the Odyssey); writer of Children’s books (Frankie and the Fawn); and fiction writer (Murder Gets a Degree).

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