Warren Hastings as a translator of Latin poetry

Gillespie, S. (2017) Warren Hastings as a translator of Latin poetry. Translation and Literature, 26(2), pp. 199-213. (doi: 10.3366/tal.2017.0289)

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Abstract

Warren Hastings composed occasional short verse translations and imitations of classical Latin texts over many years, perhaps particularly in later life. Almost all extant examples are recorded in autograph in the multiple volumes of his diaries now in the British Library (in some cases, elsewhere too). They have never been printed nor given scholarly attention, but are of very high quality. This note contextualizes and provides transcriptions of six of these works, viz. translations and imitations of Lucan (two passages), Horace (three odes), and Catullus.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillespie, Dr Stuart
Authors: Gillespie, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Translation and Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:0968-1361
ISSN (Online):1750-0214
Published Online:30 June 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Translation and Literature 26(2): 199-213
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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