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Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome$
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Paul Hammond

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184119

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184119.001.0001

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Mutability and Metamorphosis

Mutability and Metamorphosis

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(p.143) 3 Mutability and Metamorphosis
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Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome
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Paul Hammond

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184119.003.0004

This chapter focuses on Dryden's theory and practice of translation. He considers his own way of translating as the middle way between the two extremes of literal rendering and free imitation. This method preserves the author's sense without ‘innovation of thoughts’, but respects the distinctive temper of the translator's language, not holding it ‘necessary that Words and Lines should be confin'd to the measure of their Original’. Translations from Aeneid, Lucretius, Horace, Juvenal, and Ovid are discussed.

Keywords:   Dryden, poetry, translation, Aeneid, Lucretius, Horace, Juvenal, Ovid

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