October 27, 2002
A Latinist In Power

Call me parochial, but I'm particularly pleased that Dana Gioia, new head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has translated one of Seneca's best tragedies, the Hercules Furens. The first few lines can be read here, though you have to buy the book to get the whole play, and the translations of the other plays in the volume are not all of the same standard.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at October 27, 2002 06:25 PM