Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dayum, no wonder Statius was ranked with Ovid and Virgil.

Of course it's so hard to tell what of this is due to Statius and what is due to the translator; so much hinges on a good translation. This translation, by Charles Stanely Ross, is really excellent. It's iambic pentameter; no strict rhyme scheme but there is some effort to rhyme or have near-rhymes on occasion.

This is very good.

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