Authors/Contributors

Arthur W. Hoffman

Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1984

Embargo Period

3-1-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Virgil, epic poetry, Classics, John Dryden, Jacob Tonson, John Ogilby, Aeneid

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Classical Literature and Philology | Intellectual History

Description/Abstract

This article relates the history of John Dryden's translation of Vergil's Aeneid, a first folio edition of which is located at Syracuse University Special Collections. Dryden's translation, written in seventeenth century England, reflected the tense polticial environment of the times, and competed with several translations from other writers.

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