On Translating Homer (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

On Translating Homer (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Matthew Arnold

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Overview

In this 1861 collection of the lectures he delivered at Oxford the previous year, Arnold finds fault with contemporary translations of Homer by Pope, Chapman, Newman, and others, setting forth his own criteria for successful translation, among which is the adoption of hexameter verse, as well as respect for Homer's cardinal virtues and his “grand style.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411446090
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,046,484
File size: 927 KB

About the Author

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) wrote “Dover Beach” (1867), one of the best-known poems in the English language. A prominent Victorian man of letters, he was appointed professor of poetry at Oxford. His writings on contemporary society, culture, and religion were instrumental in establishing criticism as an art form.

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