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By Professor Dorothea Wender

Meshing her personal wit, verve, and gusto with that of the Roman poets she interprets, Dorothea Wender strips either the cloak of awe and the dusty mantle of boredom from the classics.


Available for the 1st time in paper, those English verse translations of the most important classical Roman poets characteristic hefty choices from the savage city satire of Juvenal, the relocating philosophy of Lucretius, the splendor of Horace, the grace and humor of Catullus, the grave track of Virgil, the fervour of Propertius, the attractive sophistication of Ovid, and the obscenity of Martial.


Noting Wender’s “candor,” the Classical Outlook reported that during “20th-century phrases, she makes the poems vigorous and pertinent.”


The Boston Globe said, “The conciseness is stunning, the informa­tion [in the introductions to every poet] provocative. The freshness of the decisions should still do a lot to reinforce the viewers for those poets and should even encourage exam of the originals.”


The most sensible suggestion got here from Wender herself: “Read those reliable poems.”

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