Textkit Logo

latin translation of homer?

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

latin translation of homer?

Postby gnomonstyle » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:34 pm

Does anyone know where I might be able to find a Latin prose translation of the Iliad and/or Odyssey? I'm looking for a full translation, not the summary versions.
Last edited by gnomonstyle on Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
gnomonstyle
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby Lucus Eques » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:40 pm

I don't know myself, but am curious if there be such a thing.

I sure wish Livius Andronicus' translation had survived...
User avatar
Lucus Eques
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 2001
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:52 pm
Location: Tōkyō, IAPONIA

Postby annis » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:51 pm

Voilà — Homeri Carmina et cycli epici reliquiae: Graece et Latine. The print is kind of small though, often a problem for the googly versions of these giant Didot editions.
William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
τίς πατέρ' αἰνήσει εἰ μὴ κακοδαίμονες υἱοί;
annis
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 3397
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 4:55 pm
Location: Madison, WI, USA

Postby mingshey » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:02 am

Oh boy, what a great find, William!
User avatar
mingshey
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 1328
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:38 am
Location: Seoul

Postby Lucus Eques » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:40 am

User avatar
Lucus Eques
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 2001
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:52 pm
Location: Tōkyō, IAPONIA

Postby gnomonstyle » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:46 pm

Excellent...Thanks!
User avatar
gnomonstyle
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby Essorant » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:37 am

Thanks very much for sharing that. It seems a shame that a Latin translation of Homer be so hidden away.
Essorant
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 282
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:35 pm
Location: Regina, SK; Canada

Postby cantator » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:10 pm

Essorant wrote:Thanks very much for sharing that. It seems a shame that a Latin translation of Homer be so hidden away.


It isn't, and this question has been raised and answered here before now. It's too bad that Textkit doesn't have a forum search function that would have found the thread. (I'd be happy to be corrected if such a function exists).

Samuel Clarke's ad verbum translation is easily available via Google Books. Type in Ilias Homeri Latine (or just search for Samuel Clarke) and you'll find it. There's more than one PDF available, so check out the different editions for the best typeface.

Clarke also translated the Odyssey. Many other classics in Graece et Latine are available from Google Books.

Lucus: Of course we'll probably never see Andronicus's work, but Andreas Divus's translation is still in the world. A pity that no-one has put it up on Google Books, it was an influential text for Ezra Pound.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
User avatar
cantator
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:21 am
Location: NW Ohio USA

Postby Lucus Eques » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:22 pm

Cantator, tell me more about this Andreas Divus translation.

Also, as for search options on past thread topics, what do you thing of my proposal:
http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... php?t=8327
User avatar
Lucus Eques
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 2001
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:52 pm
Location: Tōkyō, IAPONIA

Postby cantator » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:44 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:Cantator, tell me more about this Andreas Divus translation.


Pound related that he found a copy of Divus's translation of the Odyssey at a bookstall in Paris in the early part of the 20th century. IIRC that translation dates from the 1500s, but I'm not positive about that date.

Pound's first Canto is a fair translation of Divus's translation, done in a style reminiscent of the Anglo-Saxon poem, The Seafarer

Also, as for search options on past thread topics, what do you thing of my proposal:
http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... php?t=8327


Yes, I like the Catalog idea. Not much response to it though. :(

A forum search function would still be a Very Good Thing, IMO.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
User avatar
cantator
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:21 am
Location: NW Ohio USA

Postby Lucus Eques » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:57 pm

You don't mean the Search option at the top of every page of this forum, do you? Right between FAQ and Memberlist?

As for the catalog idea, I might start a few examples, and if the trend catches on then that'll be great.
User avatar
Lucus Eques
Textkit Zealot
 
Posts: 2001
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:52 pm
Location: Tōkyō, IAPONIA

Postby cantator » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:52 pm

Lucus Eques wrote:You don't mean the Search option at the top of every page of this forum, do you? Right between FAQ and Memberlist?


Good grief. Senex sum et caecus.

Et valde erubescens nunc.

As for the catalog idea, I might start a few examples, and if the trend catches on then that'll be great.


The available Search mechanism seems pretty good, now that I've looked at it, but the Catalog would be a good addition.
Similis sum folio de quo ludunt venti.
User avatar
cantator
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 278
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:21 am
Location: NW Ohio USA


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Barry Hofstetter, Bing [Bot], Dominus Faba, Lord_WayneY, Qimmik and 90 guests

cron