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Classics in Translation: From Homer to Juvenal written by Peter Jones

 

Classics in Translation: From Homer to Juvenal written by Peter Jones

Overview:

Introducing the work of 20 of the ancient world's greatest authors, this work presents brief, readable essays, fully illustrated with quotations from modern (and some ancient) translations. The writers covered include Homer, Sappho, Herodotus, the Greek tragedians, the comic poets, sexy and subtle love poets such as Catullus, and vicious but witty satirists like Martial and Juvenal.

Synopsis:

this work presents brief, readable essays, fully illustrated with quotations from modern (and some ancient) translations

Getachew Mahlete-Tsige

Jones is not afraid of challenging stale translations, offering his own as well as ancient interpretations of passages. This is the sort of book that makes the Classics as exciting as you'd always hoped they were. -- Literary Review

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