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Argonautica

I'm a small press publisher in the hinterland of central Ohio, and have just published a fine translation of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica -- 1st century AD Latin version of earlier Greek epic, now in lively English verse. The translation is from Michael Barich of the Kenyon College Classics department, with illustrations by his student, Thomas Chappell Lewis (including a vivid cover illustration crafted on Post-It Notes). The little-known Latin Argonautica has keen Roman touches that heighten the sense of adventure and erotic passion of the Greek, and Professor Barich does a fine job in creating his accurate and compelling version in English verse. Take a look at http://xoxoxpress.com/titles.php?g=poetry -- and thanks!

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There is a review of this new translation (which is very welcome indeed) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review at

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2009/2009-09-52.html

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