New PDF release: English Aeneid (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Literary

By Sheldon Brammall

ISBN-10: 0748699082

ISBN-13: 9780748699087

This learn brings to mild a background of English Renaissance Aeneids that has been misplaced from view. past monographs have explored the whole translations by means of Gavin Douglas (1513) and John Dryden (1697), yet there was little study focussing at the Aeneid translations which seemed in among. This e-book covers the interval from the start of Elizabeth's reign to the beginning of the English Civil warfare, within which time there have been 13 authors who composed great translations of Virgil's epic. those translators contain in demand literary figures resembling Richard Stanyhurst, Christopher Marlowe, and Sir John Harington in addition to students, schoolmasters, and participants of parliament. instead of easily viewing those Aeneids as scattered efforts previous Dryden and the 'golden age' of Augustan translation, this publication argues that those works symbolize a recognizable and significant interval of English classical translation. Drawing on manuscripts and revealed resources, the booklet sketches a continuing portrait of the English Aeneids as they built in the course of the a while of Elizabeth, James, and Charles I.

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