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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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‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators

‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators

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(p.41) 3 ‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators
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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/9780199585090.003.0003

This chapter begins with an overview of translations of classical poetry by women translators through the ages, examining, in particular, their prefaces and author statements, including those by Lucy Hutchinson, Anne Finch, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anna Swanwick, and H.D., through to Mary Barnard, Diane Rayor, and Sarah Ruden. It concludes with Josephine Balmer’s own personal statement, exploring the paths that led her to classical poetry translation.

Keywords:   classical poetry translation, women translators, Lucy Hutchinson, Anne Finch, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anna Swanwick, H.D, Mary Barnard, Diane Rayor, Sarah Ruden, Josephine Balmer

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