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The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Sheldon Brammall


This book brings to light a history of English Renaissance Aeneids that has been lost from view. Previous monographs have explored the complete translations by Gavin Douglas (1513) and John Dryden (1697), but there has been little research focussing on the Aeneid translations which appeared in between. This book covers the period from the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign to the start of the English Civil War, during which time there were thirteen authors who composed substantial translations of Virgil’s epic. These translators include prominent literary figures — such as Richard Stanyhurst, Chri ... More

Keywords: translation, Virgil, Renaissance epic, manuscript studies, classical reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748699087
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheldon Brammall, author
University of Oxford