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Piecing Together the FragmentsTranslating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry$
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Josephine Balmer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199585090

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.001.0001

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‘Hunting Down the Words’: Classical Translator Statements from Catullus to Arthur Golding

‘Hunting Down the Words’: Classical Translator Statements from Catullus to Arthur Golding

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 ‘Hunting Down the Words’: Classical Translator Statements from Catullus to Arthur Golding
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Piecing Together the Fragments
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Josephine Balmer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0001

This chapter considers how, as the role of the translator as writer moves increasingly to the fore, the personal statements of translators are beginning to be viewed as an integral part of literary history. It examines the history of such statements, beginning with Catullus, Cicero, Quintilian, Pliny, and Jerome in the Roman world, before moving on to prefaces and introductions to classical poetry translation in Anglo-Saxon and medieval English and Scots, from King Alfred through Gavin Douglas to William Caxton and Arthur Golding.

Keywords:   classical poetry translation, literary history, Catullus, Cicero, Pliny, Quintilian, Jerome, King Alfred, Gavin Douglas, William Caxton, Arthur Golding

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