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In this bilingual edition, renowned poet Fleur Adcock provides verse translations of the complete Latin work of two of the most brilliant poets of the twelfth century. Included are poems on religious topics, depictions of low life, and the Archpoet's famous "Confession." The work is characterized by its touches of satire and coarse realism, features that Fleur Adcock captures superbly in her renderings. This unique resource will appeal not only to medievalists but to all lovers of poetry.Read more
- New work by renowned modern poet Fleur Adcock
- The complete poems of two of the liveliest medieval writers
- Latin and English texts for comparison, with helpful notes
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"We can all be grateful that these marvelous poems are now available to a much larger audience of Latinists than was the case before, and that they are accompanied by a nearly flawless translation that I hope will give them currency among the wide general audience they deserve." Paul Pascal, Bryn Mawr Medieval Review
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- Date Published: September 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521395830
- length: 152 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.2kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
Hugh Primas and the Archpoet: some historical (and unhistorical) testimonies Peter Dronke
Poems by Hugh Primas
Poems by The Archpoet
Textual and explanatory notes.
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