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Bovie, Smith Palmer

Works: 98 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 7,306 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Georgics  Epigrams  Satyr plays  History  Laudatory poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Inventor
Classifications: PA6395, 874.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Smith Palmer Bovie
The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation by Horace( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horace has long been revered as the supreme lyric poet of the Augustan Age. In his perceptive introduction to this translation of Horace's Odes and Satires, Sidney Alexander engagingly spells out how the poet expresses values and traditions that remain unchanged in the deepest strata of Italian character two thousand years later. Horace shares with Italians of today a distinctive delight in the senses, a fundamental irony, a passion for seizing the moment, and a view of religion as aesthetic experience rather than mystical exaltation - in many ways, as Alexander puts it, Horace is the quintessential Italian. The voice we hear in this graceful and carefully annotated translation is thus one that emerges with clarity and dignity from the heart of an unchanging Latin culture."--Jacket
Virgil's Georgics by Virgil( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Points (an intersection in lower Manhattan formed when Anthony Street was extended to meet Orange and Cross-today's Baxter and North Streets), was the most infamous neighborhood in nineteenth-century America. Visitors from Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln flocked to Five Points to witness the filthy streets, bordellos, gambling dens, and tenements that housed the lowest of the low. A close look at Five Points reveals a hidden world. As one of the most ethnically varied areas in the nation's most diverse city, The Five Points story is a classic American example of immigrant energy and ambition. From "Bowery Boy" culture to the invention of tap dance, to the most famous prize-fight of the century, to the timeless photographs of Jacob Riis, Five Points illuminates the colorful history of a fascinating community
The complete comedies of Terence : modern verse translations by Terence( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Propertius by Sextus Propertius( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of an Umbrian landowner who fought on the wrong side in the Civil War after Caesar's murder, he lost his father and most of his family estate in boyhood and was brought up by his mother. He was able nevertheless to reject a legal or military career and to devote his life to the art of poetry, in which he is a far more self-conscious practitioner than most of the other Latin poets. His modern popularity was furthered in particular by Ezra Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius (1919)
Plautus : the comedies by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use
Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation of readers to a powerful work of Aeschylus' later years. He conveys the strength and daring of Aeschylus' language in the idiom of our own time, while respecting what is essentially classical in this dramatist's art: the rigor of the formal cons
Terence, the comedies by Douglass Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Terence have been part of the world's heritage of dramatic literature for more than two thousand years--and they are still being staged and enjoyed. In English translations that achieve a lively readability without sacrificing the dramatic and comic impact of the original Latin, this volume presents all six comedies: The Girl from Andros (Andria), The Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos), The Eunuch (Eunouchus), Phormio, The Brothers (Adelphoe), and Her Husband's Mother(Hecyra)
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his enduring popularity, Martial has recently suffered from serious critical neglect. The present work is the first edition of selections from Martial to be published for decades, and the first ever to include a fully representative selection of the oeuvre of the poet, who has often been criticised, unfairly, the authors argue, for obscenity and flattery of the Emperor Domitian. The epigrams included in the selection are organised under various heads, e.g. Martial and poetry, sexual mores, satirical pieces. A very full introduction deals with such topics as the prejudices and predilections of his audience which conditioned Martial's choice of subject matter, Martial's language, the structure and style of the epigrams, the epigrammatic tradition and Martial's creative engagement with it. The detailed commentary is suitable for use with undergraduates and is distinguished by its focus on social history as well as literary interpretation
Aristophanes by Aristophanes( Book )

in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristophanes wrote most of his comedic masterpieces during the Peloponnesian wars, parodying the tumultuous politics and society of that time with trademark innuendoes and bawdy stagings and dialogue. [v. 1:] In these plays, Aristophanes brings every rhetorical stratagem into play to treat the reader to stories of one man's attempt to create a "war-free zone', the rescue of the imprisoned Peace on the back of a giant dung beetle, a satire of Euripides' sympathies for women, and the hustling and healing of a blind and destitute Wealth in order to redistribute the world's riches. [v. 3:] These plays contain, in turn, the sharpest political satire to be found in Aristophanes, a famous caricature of Socrates and the sophists, and the escapist fantasy of a city in the clouds."--Book jackets
Menander by Ménandre( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers and students will find that this edition remains loyal to the Greek originals without confining itself to the literalism that has made many previous translations unusable in the classroom and inaccessible to general readers. These translations promise to become the standard for decades to come, introducing readers to the timelessness of the human experience brilliantly depicted in classical Greek drama
Five Roman comedies, in modern English verse translations by Smith Palmer Bovie( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of fable; or, Beauties of mythology by Thomas Bulfinch( Book )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Greek, Roman, Eastern and Northern mythologies
Nine orations, and the dream of Scipio by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered to be Plautus's greatest play, Menaechmi; Or, The twin-brothers is the story of two twin brothers, Menaechmus and Sosicles, who are separated at age seven when their father takes Menaechmus on a business trip. This classic play, which provided the inspiration for Shakespeare's Comedy of errors, draws heavily on the theme of mistaken identity"--Page 4 of cover
Epigrams of Martial by Martial( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite
Virgil's Georgics : a modern English verse translation by Publius Vergilius Maro( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetry of Horace (born 65 BC) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. This new Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes boasts a faithful and fluid translation and reflects current scholarship." "Horace took pride in being the first Roman to write a body of lyric poetry. For models he turned to Greek lyric, especially to the poetry of Alcaeus, Sappho, and Pindar; but his poems are set in a Roman context. His four books of odes cover a wide range of moods and topics. Some are public poems, upholding the traditional values of courage, loyalty, and piety; and there are hymns to gods. But most of the odes are on private themes: chiding or advising friends; speaking about love and amorous situations, often amusingly. Horace's seventeen epodes, which he called iambi, were also an innovation for Roman literature. Like the odes they were inspired by a Greek model: the seventh century iambic poetry of Archilochus. Love and political concerns are frequent themes; the tone is only occasionally aggressive. 'In his language he is triumphantly adventurous,' Quintilian said of Horace; Niall Rudd's new translation reflects his different voices."--Jacket
The illustrated age of fable by Thomas Bulfinch( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of legends from Greece and Rome originally "illustrated" with literary references, now published with 100 paintings of mythological subjects by artists including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, Goya, Poussin, Rubens, Turner, Burne-Jones and Watts
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation
Plautus : the comediesEuripidesAeschylusTerence, the comediesSophoclesAristophanesMenander
Alternative Names
Bovie Palmer

Bovie Palmer (1917- )

Bovie, Palmer, 1917-1999

Palmer Bovie American classical philologist

Palmer Bovie Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1917-1999)

Palmer Bovie filólogu clásicu estauxunidense (1917–1999)

Palmer Bovie focleolaí clasaiceach Meiriceánach

Palmer Bovie US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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