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On Translating Homer : Three Lectures Given at Oxford, 1861

By Arnold, Matthew

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Title: On Translating Homer : Three Lectures Given at Oxford, 1861  
Author: Arnold, Matthew
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

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Victorian Literature

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Excerpts: IT has more than once been suggested to me that I should translate Homer. That is a task for which I have neither the time nor the courage; but the suggestion led me to regard yet more closely a poet whom I had already long studied, and for one or two years the works of Homer were seldom out of my hands. The study of classical literature is probably on the decline; but, whatever may be the fate of this study in general, it is certain that as instruction spreads and the number of readers increases, attention will be more and more directed to the poetry of Homer, not indeed as part of a classical course, but as the most important poetical monument existing. Even within the last ten years two fresh translations of the Iliad have appeared in England: one by a man of great ability and genuine learning, Professor Newman; the other by Mr. Wright, the conscientious and painstaking translator of Dante. It may safely be asserted that neither of these works will take rank...

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CONTENTS. PART THE THIRD. CHAPTER XV. STOICISM AT COURT 9 XVI. SECOND THOUGHTS 19 XVII. MANY PROPHETS AND KINGS HAVE DESIRED TO SEE THE THINGS WHICH YE SEE 37 XVIII. ?THE CEREMONY OF THE DART? 48 XIX. PARATUM COR MEUM, DEUS! 63 PART THE FOURTH. XX. GUESTS 81 XXI. THE CHURCH IN CECILIA?S HOUSE 96 XXII. THE MINOR ?PEACE OF THE CHURCH? 112 XXIII. SAPIENTIA ’DIFICAVIT SIBI DOMUM 130 XXIV. A CONVERSATION NOT IMAGINARY 142 XXV. SUNT LACRIM’ RERUM 171 XXVI. AH! VOIL? LES ?MES QU?IL FALLOIT ? LA MIENNE! 183 XXVII. THE TRIUMPH OF MARCUS AURELIUS 193 XXVIII. ANIMA NATURALITER CHRISTIANA 203

 

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