Alexander Barclays Translation of Sallusts Bellum Iugurthinum

Hardcover | October 29, 2014

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In 1522 Alexander Barclay (ca. 1476-1552), best known as the author of the satirical poem, 'The Ship of Fools', published his own English translation of the Roman historian, Sallust's, account of the war between the Romans and Jurgurtha, King of Numidia. Barclay expanded his source text toincorporate explanations for the benefit of the non-scholarly audience of young English noblemen who were his intended audience, as stated in his Preface. He drew heavily on two printed commentaries on Sallust's text: the first written by the Italian Humanist, Johannes Chrysostomus Soldus (publishedin 1495), and the second by the Parisian printer and scholar, Josse Badius Ascensius (published in 1504), weaving their explanatory material into his translation. This is the first modern critical edition of this text, which one of the earliest translations from the classics into English. It is accompanied by a full introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary.

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In 1522 Alexander Barclay (ca. 1476-1552), best known as the author of the satirical poem, 'The Ship of Fools', published his own English translation of the Roman historian, Sallust's, account of the war between the Romans and Jurgurtha, King of Numidia. Barclay expanded his source text toincorporate explanations for the benefit of the...

Dr Greg Waite is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Otago, where he speclalises in language and literature from Old English to the Tudor periods.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688192

ISBN - 13:9780199688197

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AbbreviationsIntroductionThe life and career of Alexander BarclaySallust, his Opera and their reception in the Middle Ages and RenaissanceSelected list of Sallust editions to 1521Barclay's sources and his use of commentariesTranslation method and styleThe texts of the translationPlan of the present editionSelect BibliographyTextThe Famous Cronycle of the Warre which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth, Vsurper of the Kyngdome of NumidyAppendices