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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology Volume 14 (Paperback) Loot Price: R747 Discovery Miles 7 470
The Journal of English and Germanic Philology Volume 14 (Paperback): Illinois University
The Journal of English and Germanic Philology Volume 14 (Paperback): Illinois University

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... GOLDING'S OVID IN ELIZABETHAN TIMES In Elizabethan times the popular translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses was that of Arthur Golding, friend of the Earl of Leicester and Sir William Cecil. While visiting at Cecil House, he translated four books, publishing them in 1565 and completing the fifteen books in 1567. During the next forty-five years seven editions followed. It is difficult to say how widely "aged Arthur Golding" was read, but it is probable that many a playwright and poet pilfered from his voluminous pages. In his introduction to Greene's Menaphon, Thomas Nashe wrote disdainfully of those that "vaunt Ovid's and Plutarch's plumes as theyre owne," and of those "that feed on naught but the crams that fall from the Translators trencher." Nevertheless, Nashe seems to have been an offender himself. In his Anatomy of Absurdity (1589), he illustrates the perversity and inconsistency of womankind by a passage from the Metamorphoses in which he follows Golding rather than the original. "What shall I say? They haue more shyfts than Ioue had sundry shapes, who in the shape of a Satyre inueigled Antiope; took Amphitrios forme, when on Alcmena he begat Hercules; to Danae he came in a showre of gold; to Io like a Heyfer; to Aegine like a flame; to Mnemosyne like a Sheephearde; to Proserpina like a Serpent; to Pasiphae like a Bull; to the Nimph Nonacris in the likeness of Apollo." 1 R. W. McKerrow, Works of Thomas Nashe (1904), Vol. III, 312. Golding translates the passage with his customary freedom. (W. H. D. Rouse, Golding's Metamorphoses (1904), Book VI, 137-142.) And how he took Amphitrios shape when in Alcmenas bed He gate the worthie Hercules: and how he also came To Danae like a shoure of golde, to Aegine like a flame, A sheepeherd to Mnemosyne, and like a ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Illinois University
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 246
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83612-1
Barcode: 9781235836121
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-83612-6

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