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Alexander Barclay's Translation of Sallust's Bellum Iugurthinum

ISBN : 9780199688197

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¥11,869
Author: 
Gregory Waite
Pages
550 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
147 x 223 mm
Pub date
Oct 2014
Series
Early English Text Society Original Series
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In 1522 Alexander Barclay (ca. 1476-1552), best known as the author of the satirical poem, 'The Ship of Fools', published his own English translation of the Roman historian, Sallust's, account of the war between the Romans and Jurgurtha, King of Numidia. Barclay expanded his source text to incorporate explanations for the benefit of the non-scholarly audience of young English noblemen who were his intended audience, as stated in his Preface. He drew heavily on two printed commentaries on Sallust's text: the first written by the Italian Humanist, Johannes Chrysostomus Soldus (published in 1495), and the second by the Parisian printer and scholar, Josse Badius Ascensius (published in 1504), weaving their explanatory material into his translation. This is the first modern critical edition of this text, which one of the earliest translations from the classics into English. It is accompanied by a full introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary.

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INTRODUCTION
The life and career of Alexander Barclay
Sallust, his Opera and their reception in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Selected list of Sallust editions to 1521
Barclay's sources and his use of commentaries
Translation method and style
The texts of the translation
Plan of the present edition
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
TEXT
The Famous Cronycle of the Warre which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth, Vsurper of the Kyngdome of Numidy
APPENDICES
I. Preface to Thomas Paynell's Edition of 1557
II. Soldus's Summary of the Bellum Iugurthunum as reproduced by Ascencius
III. Commentaries on Chapter XLVIII by Soldus and Ascensius
NOTES
GLOSSARY
INDEX OF NAMES

About the author: 

Dr Greg Waite is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Otago, where he speclalises in language and literature from Old English to the Tudor periods.

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