The Complete Odes and Satires of Horace

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Price
$29.95
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.13 X 9.29 X 0.99 inches | 1.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691004280

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About the Author

Sidney Alexander is the author of fifteen books on Renaissance history and art, as well as novels, poetry, plays, and criticism. The American Literary Translators Association honored his critical edition of The Complete Poems of Michelangelo as the Outstanding Literary Translation of 1991, and his edition of Guicciardini's History of Italy (Princeton paperback) received the PEN Award for Translation in 1970. His other honors include the Maxwell Anderson Award for Dramatic Composition in Verse, and special recognition from the City of Florence for his numerous writings on figures of the Florentine Renaissance.

Reviews

Alexander's translations of the satires are unusually readable. . . . They project an image of the poet as a Socratic loner, edgy, irritable, ultimately at odds with the city he loves. . . . But having rendered the satires and the odes in one go, Alexander allows us glimpses of a more subtle Horace.---Tom D'Evelyn, The Boston Book Review
Alexander's translations are accurate yet vigorous and fluent, avoiding both archaisms and contemporary idioms.-- "Library Journal"
This new translation promises to be a grand adventure for the imaginations of graduates, undergraduates, and general readers.-- "Choice"