Translations from Greek and Latin classics, Part 1: 1550–1700: a revised bibliography

Cummings, R. and Gillespie, S. (2009) Translations from Greek and Latin classics, Part 1: 1550–1700: a revised bibliography. Translation and Literature, 18(1), pp. 1-42. (doi: 10.3366/E0968136108000538)

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This is the first instalment of a two-part revision of the classical translation sections of the second edition of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Vols 2–3. The recent discontinuation of the revised edition of CBEL deprives the scholarly world of an up-to-date version of the most complete bibliography of its kind; this contribution makes good that loss for this topic. Over its eventual two parts 1550–1800 it runs to some 1,500 items of translation for what might be held to constitute the golden age of the English classical translating tradition. Checking of existing entries in the listings has led to a large number of internal corrections, including deletions, but the records have been expanded by a net 20%, with several minor classical authors added. As compared to the previous CBEL editions of the 1940s, this reflects the availability of digital-era resources such as the English Short Title Catalogue.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cummings, Mr Robert and Gillespie, Dr Stuart
Authors: Cummings, R., and Gillespie, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Translation and Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN (Online):1750-0214
Published Online:01 March 2009

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