Arms, and the Man I Sing ...: A Preface to Dryden's Aeneid
By: Arvid Losnes (author)Hardback
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This study referred to as a "preface" is given this designation because its basic aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden's translation of Virgil's Aeneid but, rather, to provide a relevant basis for such an assessment ?thus allowing for a wide range of readership. The relevance of this approach rests on two basic premises: that of R. A. Brower, who maintains "that no translation can be understood or properly evaluated apart from the conditions of expression under which it was made," supported by Dryden's expressed intention "to make Virgil speak such English, as he wou'd himself have spoken, if he had been born in England, and in this present age," together providing a genuinely relevant basis for an understanding of Dryden's translation, "the conditions of expression" here allowing the inclusion of all the possible implications this phrase includes.
Arvid Losnes is professor emeritus at Oslo University College.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Background Chapter 3 Chapter 1: The Tradition of Aeneid Translation in Britain Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Art and Theory of Translation Chapter 5 Chapter 3: The Sources Part 6 Part II: From Virgil to Dryden Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Publius Vergilius Maro - Roman Virgil: His Aeneidos Chapter 8 Chapter 5: John Drydan - English Virgil: His Aeneis
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