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David Ferry

David Ferry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for his translation of Gilgamesh, is a poet and translator who has also won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, given by the Academy of American Poets, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, given by the Library of Congress. In 2001, he received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ferry is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English Emeritus at Wellesley College.

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The Georgics of Virgil

A translation by David Ferry

John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics, written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the...

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My aim is to take familiar things and makePoetry of them, and do it in such a wayThat it looks as if it was as easy as could beFor anybody to do it . . . the...

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The Eclogues of Virgil

Translated by David Ferry; Introduction and Notes by David Ferry

Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of The Odes of Horace and GilgameshThe Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and...

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The Odes of Horace

Translated by David Ferry; Introduction and Notes by David Ferry

The Latin poet Horace is, along with his friend Virgil, the most celebrated of the poets of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and, with Virgil, the most influential. These marvelously constructed...

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