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The Augustan Art of Poetry
Augustan Translation of the Classics
apologia for the fine artistry of the Augustans, concentrating in particular on the period's translations, a topic and method not hitherto ventured in any full-length comparative study. The mediation of the Augustan aesthetic is explored through the De Arte Poetica of Vida represented in the Augustan version
of Pitt, and its culmination is represented by examination of Dryden's Virgil in relation to predecessors. The effect of the Augustan aesthetic upon versions of silver Latin poets and upon Pope's Homer is also assessed and comparisons are drawn with modern translations. - ;Sowerby's performance is exemplary:his belief in the validity of an English Augustan aesthetic, and in the excellence of its best products, shines forth on every page of this earnest study. - James A. Winn, Translation and Literature;a stimulating book, richly crammed with matter...a major contribution to the study of literary translation. - John Talbot, Essays in Criticism;He has argued his case well. - Contemporary Review, Volume 288;...this is an important study of literary translations - Michael J. Franklin, MLR, 103.1
379 pages; ISBN 9780191515958