By Professor Dorothea Wender
Meshing her personal wit, verve, and gusto with that of the Roman poets she interprets, Dorothea Wender strips either the cloak of awe and the dusty mantle of boredom from the classics.
Available for the 1st time in paper, those English verse translations of the main classical Roman poets function hefty choices from the savage city satire of Juvenal, the relocating philosophy of Lucretius, the beauty of Horace, the grace and humor of Catullus, the grave song of Virgil, the fervour of Propertius, the attractive sophistication of Ovid, and the obscenity of Martial.
Noting Wender’s “candor,” the Classical Outlook reported that during “20th-century phrases, she makes the poems full of life and pertinent.”
The Boston Globe said, “The conciseness is magnificent, the information [in the introductions to every poet] provocative. The freshness of the decisions may still do a lot to enhance the viewers for those poets and should even motivate exam of the originals.”
The most sensible recommendation got here from Wender herself: “Read those strong poems.”
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