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by Various,Michael Grant


Latin Literature: An Anthology (Classics) epub

ISBN: 0140443894

ISBN13: 978-0140443899

Author: Various,Michael Grant

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (May 31, 1979)

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MICHAEL GRANT was born in 1914.

MICHAEL GRANT was born in 1914. He served as an intelligence officer during the Second World War, and subsequently held academic posts at the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Khartoum and Belfast. In this fine anthology of some of the best Latin literature that has come down to us from the past 2 millenia,one can discern the approach that shies away from the mythological addled inspired narratives of it's Greek predecessors paving the way for a more hands-on,practical approach to life & ar. he Romans did not have the depth & sublimity of.

Latin Literature book. Latin Literature: An Anthology (Penguin Classics). 0140443894 (ISBN13: 9780140443899). For this anthology (formerly published as Roman Readings), Michael. For this anthology (formerly published as Roman Readings), Michael Grant has selected the best translations of passages that represent and reveal the Roman literary genius. The selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse.

This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the . Michael Grant was born in 1914.

This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. Over his lifetime, he published nearly fifty books on the ancient world, ranging from studies of Roman coinage, to biographies of Caesar, Nero and Jesus, to books on Ancient Israel and the Middle Ages.

Overview: A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid . Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Latin literature : an anthology.

Overview: A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others. Язык: english, latin. ISBN 13: 978-0-141-39812-9. Series: Penguin Classics.

Latin Literature: An Anthology. Michael Grant Over his lifetime, he published nearly fifty books on the ancient world, ranging from studies of Roman coinage, to biographies of Caesar, Nero and Jesus, t. . A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others. This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine.

By Various Translated by Michael Grant

By Various Translated by Michael Grant. By Various Translated by Michael Grant. The selections cover comedy and epic, history and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and each passage is prefaced by an introduction to the author and his influence. The translators range across history from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries.

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item 1 Latin Literature: An Anthology (Penguin Classics) New Paperback Book -Latin Literature: An Anthology (Penguin Classics) New Paperback Book. Many of his translations were published in Penguin Classics.

Latin Literature: An Anthology (Classics) By Various. Genre: ClassicsFormat: PaperbackType: Anthology.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them

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Latin literature : an anthology. Latin literature - Translations into English, English literature - Translations from Latin. Grant, Michael, 1914-2004. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control). Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books. inlibrary; printdisabled;.

Translations by Sidney, Pope, Dr. Johnson, and Graves are included in a collection of Latin prose and poetry by such Romans as Cicero, Caesar, Catullus, Livy, and Virgil
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There is a maxim: unless one feasts on the culture of the past five thousand years, one subsists on iron-rations. What with the onset of the latter-day barbarians, classicism is marginal. As such, one can no longer afford to sneer at anthologies.

The volume in question, a Penguin Classic, was compiled by the great populariser of Rome: Michael Grant. A wide range of authors are represented, from the earliest days of the Republic (Plautus and Terence) to the late Fourth Century AD when strange gods were ascendant and twilight was befalling the Empire. Spurning his own skills as a translator, Grant draws upon the services of Milton, Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Stevenson, Housman, Graves and Pater. Grant's selection of authors is judicious. Each of them is graced with an introduction and a survey of notable translations to date. Petronius is included. The space that was allocated to Quintilian could have been given to Ammianus Marcellinus with profit. To illustrate the quality of this tome, I quote Catullus 101 as translated by H W Garrod in 1912. The poem itself was written c 57 - 56 BC when Catullus travelled to the East on the staff of Gaius Memmius, Governor of Bithynia, and paid a visit to his brother's grave.

Over the mighty world's highway
City by city, sea by sea,
Brother, thy brother comes to pay
Pitiful offerings unto thee.

I only ask to grace thy bier
With gifts that only give farewell
To tell to ears that cannot hear
The things that it is vain to tell.

And, idly communing with dust,
To know thy presence still denied,
And ever mourn forever lost,
A soul that never should have died

Yet think not wholly vain today
This fashion that our fathers gave
That hither brings me, here to lay
Some gift on sorrow on thy grave.

Take, brother, gifts a brother's tears
Bedewed with sorrow as they fell,
And `Greetings' to the end of years
And to the end of years `Farewell!'

This is a wonderful anthology. It has nothing to do with Apple or Google. It's no worse off for that.
In this fine anthology of some of the best Latin literature that has come down to us from the past 2 millenia,one can discern the approach that shies away from the mythological addled inspired narratives of it's Greek predecessors paving the way for a more hands-on,practical approach to life & art.The Romans did not have the depth & sublimity of the Greeks,& they greatly borrowed from them;but what they had was the marked transition that shifted the course of western literature from the dominantly religious & mystic inspired experiences to a stripped-down,less effusive & flowery engraved style of writing which is more closely akin to our own.And with Suetonius,we probably have the first example of tabloid sensationalism at it's finest."Star" magazine nearly 2,000 years ago!!!.
What particularly dominates here are the histories,& what makes this book compelling reading is the individual styles of most of the historians.Their topics are no less interesting.But it's the best of their poets & the writers in the Republican era as a whole who I consider to leave the greatest impression.Lacking in broader & more commanding scope compared to their great precursors,the Romans nevertheless added a new style into history's foray headed to our own.