The Odes of Anacreon

The Odes of Anacreon

The Odes of Anacreon

The Odes of Anacreon

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ERASTUS RICHARDSON, the author of this translation of the Anacreontea, completed his formal education (except for two terms of six weeks each) in the district schools of Rhode Island at the age of thirteen. All his life he was a bookkeeper in textile mills. He compiled from original sources a History of Woonsocket. He published a metrical translation of the first six books of Virgil's Aeneid. He left, in manuscript, translations of Hesiod's Works and Days, the first six books of the Iliad, the entire Odyssey, the third book of Lucretius, the Clouds of Aristophanes, Plato's Apology and the Anacreontea. In 1894 he was given the honorary degree of Master of Arts by Brown University for original work in Cylindric Sections. He had the minstrel's gift of fluent extemporary verse.

The biographical record of his life is brief. He was born April 10, 1837, at Cumberland, Rhode Island. At the age of thirteen he was . . .

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