n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Jasper Heywood's translations of Senecan tragedy

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Jasper Heywood was the first to translate into English and publish a complete tragedy of Seneca. His first, , was followed by and . All three translations were reprinted in the famous 1581 edition by Thomas Newton of . This paper investigates the way in which Heywood dealt with the Latin originals, from the free version of , to the more literal translation of . The analysis reveals a pioneering translator experimenting with form and language.

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