Roman Poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age

Roman Poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age

Roman Poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age

Roman Poetry, from the Republic to the Silver Age

Synopsis

Thebest of classical Latin poetry in a vital English verse translation described by early readers as "superb." Ms. Wender, who is a published creative writer as well as a classicist, has done much with her unflinching translations to restorethe powerwielded by the originalpoems. She has increased the usefulness and accessibility of her collection by providing a lively introduction to each of the nine poets she presents in translation. 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, Selections from DeRerum Natura;Virgil,Eclogues2and 4 and selections from the Georgics; Horace, Satire1, 9("The Bore") and selected Odes;Propertius,Elegies;Tibullus,Elegy1, 1; Ovid,Amoresand "Echo and Narcissus" from Metamorphoses; Martial,Epigrams;and Juvenal, Satire ("The City of Rome").
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