n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - N.P. van Wyk Louw, Germanicus: Translated and with an Introduction, Jo-Marie Claassen : book review

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Germanicus is one of the few characters who emerges with positive, even perhaps heroic, qualities in the early books of Tacitus' . The great Afrikaans poet, N.P. van Wyk Louw, chose him as the central character in an Afrikaans play that was first published and performed in 1956. It enjoyed critical acclaim, as the award of the prestigious Hertzog prize for Drama in 1960 attests. Now the well-known South African classicist, Jo-Marie Claassen, has made this verse drama available to the wider world by publishing her poetic English translation online.

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