Lost and Found in Translation

Studying literature in Spanish, Latin, and English at A Level inevitably presents, at some point, the conundrum of translation. 'What makes a good translation?' is a question one in this position has to ask themself constantly; the classroom invariably demands enough fidelity to prove understanding, but enough liberty to provide fluidity. In walking this linguistic … Continue reading Lost and Found in Translation

Housman, Horace, and Metre

In Peter Parker's 2016 work Housman Country: Into the Heart of England, he includes, and subsequently returns to, an incredibly significant anecdote when it comes to unpacking the complex life of the classicist-poet A. E. Housman. Parker describes the event, quoting a description written by one of Housman's students: "Having dissected Horace's ode Diffugere nives, redeunt iam … Continue reading Housman, Horace, and Metre