The Latin & Greek Poems of Samuel Johnson: Text, Translation, and Commentary

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Duckworth, 1995 - Greek poetry, Modern - 299 pages
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As well as such famous works as London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, both owing much to Juvenal, Samuel Johnson wrote many poems in Latin and several in Greek. He also translated a large batch of epigrams from the Greek Anthology into Latin to while away the sleepless nights of the last winter before he died. His subjects vary from religious themes and the quality of Pembroke College beer, to a motto for a goat that circumnavigated the globe, to his own ill-health. Some pieces are entertaining squibs; others disclose his complex emotions towards people and places.

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Contents

Poems Doubtfully Ascribed to Johnson
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Translations from the Greek Anthology
198
An Unpublished Latin Poem?
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