Four Courts 2008
9781846821066   Product Code: 18960
Helen Waddell's classic volume of verse translations from Latin has been inspiring medievalists for 85 years. The anthologized poems, which range in date from the 1st to the 13th century, are by such authors as Boethius, Paulinus of Nola, Venantius Fortunatus and Alcuin, as well as anonymous poets from the Carmina Burana. This edition features a new introductory essay by John Scattergood on the translations' merits and their reception by Waddell's first readers.