Stanza Shaping in Horace

Posted by on 10 12 14 in Translation | 0 comments

Contemporary styles notwithstanding, translators have generally grouped Horace’s Odes in four-line stanzas to reflect the continuity...

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Versions of Horace 3

Posted by on 21 11 14 in Translation | 0 comments

This is the third and concluding post comparing translations of Horace Odes. Carmen One 28 Measure: First Archilochean: - u u -  u u...

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Versions of Horace 2

Posted by on 18 11 14 in Translation | 1 comment

This is the second post comparing translations of Horace odes, and here we look at Book One Carmen 5. It’s in the Fourth...

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Versions of Horace 1

Posted by on 15 11 14 in Translation | 0 comments

I was once asked if it could be ‘fair’ to look at other translations before beginning one’s own work. Not only fair, was...

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Translating Dante’s Terza Rima: Second Post

Posted by on 16 03 14 in Translation | 0 comments

We can use unrhymed tetrameters in place of Dante’s terza rima to capture the sinewy strength of narrative in the Divine Comedy.

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Translating Dante’s Terza Rima

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Approaches to translating the difficult terza rima stanza of Dante’s Divine Comedy: three attempts.

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Fromentin’s Dominique

Posted by on 4 11 13 in Translation | 2 comments

Fromentin’s Dominique: translating stylistic French excellence into English.

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Quantitative and Syllabic Verse

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Quantitative and syllabic verse in English: translating Horace.

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Translating Horace Ode 4.7

Posted by on 24 09 13 in Translation | 4 comments

Horace Ode 4.7: comparison of translations.

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Bunin’s Sunstroke

Posted by on 8 09 13 in Translation | 0 comments

Sunstroke, one the best known of Ivan Bunin’s (1870-1953) short stories, ends with the officer returning to the Volga steamer after a brief affair that has profoundly affected him.

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Ovid in English: Christopher Marlowe

Posted by on 22 08 13 in Translation | 2 comments

Ovid in English: Translations of Ovid’s Amores 1.5. A comparison of Christopher Marlowe’s translations with those by Anne Mahoney and John Porter.

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Ovid In English

Posted by on 22 08 13 in Translation | 0 comments

Ovid in English: a comparison of Metamorphoses 7 translations by Rolfe Humphreys, Sandys and John Dryden.

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