Latin Literature: An Anthology (Penguin Classics)

A vintage creation to Latin literature, with translations of the simplest passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and plenty of others.

This vintage anthology lines the improvement of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire similar to Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine. the choices hide comedy and epic, background and philosophy, in prose and in verse, and every passage is prefaced by way of an advent to the writer and his impression. The translators variety throughout historical past from Alexander Pope and Lord Byron to contemporaries. the result's a huge and terrific assessment of the civilization of Rome and its Empire - a fantastic advent to Latin literature.

Michael furnish was once born in 1914. He served as an intelligence officer through the moment global struggle, and to that end held educational posts on the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Khartoum and Belfast. Over his lifetime, he released approximately fifty books at the historical global, starting from reports of Roman coinage, to biographies of Caesar, Nero and Jesus, to books on old Israel and the center a long time. a lot of his translations have been released in Penguin Classics. Professor provide moved to Italy in 1966, the place he spent lots of the remainder of his lifestyles till his demise in 2004.

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So that when life, through the mouth of beings who receive suc­ cessively from it and for a rather short period the detritus, leads us to believe that it envies the indestructible solidity of the scene that it inhabits, in reality it assists in the continuous disintegration of this scene. And here is the unity that appears dramatic to it: it thinks confusedly that its support may one day fail it, while it itself feels eternally revivable. In a scene which has given up being moved, and thinks only of falling in ruins, life becomes anxious and agitated at being able only to revive.

W e’ll look at her together. I am sure I will not be afraid. Tell me, will this never happen? 9 I cannot have you with a doubt, she continues, with a lack of confidence. I should like to speak to you again of the sea. But the obstacle remains. The streams go forward; but not she. Listen, don’t be angry, I swear it to you, I wouldn’t dream of deceiving you. She is like that. N o matter how excited she gets, she will halt before a little sand. She’s a great falterer. She would certainly like to go forward, but there’s the story.

And indeed everywhere such flocks rest, they practically cover the whole ground and their back forms a clumsy area for the foot to move over or the mind. No birds. Blades of grass at times arise from them. Lizards cross them, skirt them naturally. Grasshoppers leaping measure them­ selves rather between them than they measure them. Men some­ times will toss one of theirs listlessly away. 32 / FRANCIS PONGE But these last few objects, lost in disorder amidst a solitude broken into by dry grass, seawrack, old corks and all sorts of debris of human provisions,— imperturbable amid the strongest whirls of the atmosphere,— are mute spectators at the show of these forces that run blindly to the point of breathlessness chasing everything beyond all reason.

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