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The Latin Eclogues [PDF]

by Giovanni Boccaccio
Giovanni Boccaccio is famous for his masterpiece The Decameron, but his Latin Eclogues are relatively unknown. David R. Slavitt’s English translation makes these important pieces accessible to a new audience of readers.

Elegant and engaging, these pastoral poems address the great issues of Boccaccio’s Italy, including the political and military intrigues of the day. Boccaccio modeled his poems on Petrarch’s eclogues and, before him, those of Virgil and Theocritus. Slavitt’s impeccable translations are highly readable, while his editorial interjections both elucidate the poet’s intended meaning and frame the poems for the reader.

These charming works offer wonderful insight into daily life in Renaissance Italy. A prolific and award-winning translator, Slavitt turns the Eclogues into vibrant modern English, capturing not only the words of Boccaccio but the flavor of the original language.

The availability of The Latin Eclogues in English is a major contribution to the study of the literature and history of the Italian Renaissance.
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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
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PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
File size3.7 Mb
Release date 02.03.2010
ISBN9780801895623
Pages count160
Book rating3.75 (4 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 25.07.2015 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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