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There is more to classical literature than just the classics. Here David Slavitt expands the canon by presenting vivid, graceful, and amusing translations of two neglected fragmentary works of Latin literature. The first is Publius Papinius Statius's first-century epic Achilleid, an extraordinary fusion of epic and New Comedy sentiments and humor that may represent the earliest literary imagining of the charm of adolescence. It relates the story of the education of Achilles under the centaur Chiron, his adopting the disguise of a girl during his sojourn at the court of Lycomedes in Scyros, his love affair with Deidamia, his detection by Ulysses and Diomedes, and his departure for Troy. The second work is Claudius Claudianus's unfinished fourth-century epic version of the rape of Proserpine. The two works together make a delightful pair. The afterword by David Konstan explores the traditions in which—and against which—Statius and Claudian composed their versions of these well-known stories.
About the Author: David R. Slavitt was educated at Andover and Yale and has published dozens of books: original poetry, translations, novels, critical works, and short stories. He worked for seven years as a journalist at Newsweek and continues to do freelance reporting and reviewing. With Palmer Bovie he coedited the Penn Greek Drama series and the Complete Roman Drama in Translation.
Título: BROKEN COLUMNS. Two Roman Epic Fragments. ...
Año de publicación: 1997
Descripción University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP2603072
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Descripción University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1997. paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket. Softcover. Translated by David R. Slavitt. Afterword by David Konstan. Lightly edge-worn covers with one or two light surface marks. Minor wear to spine ends and leading corners; lower leading corners are a little creased. Page block is quite sunned, with one or two grubby marks. Pages are quite sunned and there is a small grubby mark near lower leading corner of page 11. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF. Used. Nº de ref. de la librería 274345
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Descripción Two Roman Epic Fragments: The Achilleid and The Rape of Proserpine. Translated by David R. Slavitt. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press 1997. 98 S., OKart. Very good. Nº de ref. de la librería 94358
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