ISBN : 9780198705574
This volume presents for the first time a wide-ranging collection of never-before-printed English translations from classical verse and drama of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A unique resource assembled from surviving manuscripts, it includes the work of over 100 identified translators, as well as many more anonymous writers. The edition sheds new light at all levels on the extensive culture of classical translation during the period - amateur and professional, female and male, private and public - and has far-reaching implications for the history both of classical reception and of English translation, a phenomenon central to English literary endeavour in this era.
Frontmatter; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations and Other Conventions; 0 Introduction; 1 Epigram (Greek and Latin) (EP); 2 Greek Authors excluding Epigram (GA); 3 Horace (HO); 4 Juvenal (JU); 5 Latin Elegy and Love Lyric (excluding Ovid) (LE); 6 Other Latin Authors (OL); 7 Ovid (OV); 8 Seneca the Younger (SE); 9 Virgil (VI); Manuscript Collections and Collectors; Manuscript Sources (Individual Manuscript Descriptions); Endmatter; Index of Translators; Index of First Lines