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Bovie, Smith Palmer

Works: 93 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 7,243 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Georgics  Tragedies (Drama)  Epigrams  Laudatory poetry  History  Mythological plays  Myths  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Composer, Illustrator, 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 )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 copies located in Circulation
Virgil's Georgics by Virgil( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Propertius by Sextus Propertius( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 504 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

in English and held by 440 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
Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm - but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end. -- Jacket
Terence, the comedies by Terence( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays were performed for Romans from every walk of life, who crowded the improvised theaters on festival days. Before his death by shipwreck at age thirty-six--on a voyage to Greece in search of manuscripts by Menander--he had become one of Rome's most popular comedic playwrights
Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation captures the wit and uncensored bawdiness of the epigrams of Martial, who satirized Roman society, both high and low, in the first century CE. His pithy little poems amuse, but also offer vivid insight into the world of patrons and clients, doctors and lawyers, prostitutes, slaves, and social climbers in ancient Rome.--Publisher's description
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 Menander( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 325 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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine orations, and the dream of Scipio by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Menaechmi by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 142 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 98 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
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 94 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 71 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
Satires and epistles. A modern English verse translation by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation
Plautus : the comediesEuripidesAeschylusSophoclesTerence, the comediesAristophanesMenander
Alternative Names
Bovie Palmer

Bovie, Smith P.

Bovie, Smith Palmer

Palmer Bovie American classical philologist

Palmer Bovie Amerikaans klassiek filoloog (1917-1999)

Palmer Bovie filólogu clásicu estauxunidense (1917–1999)

Palmer Bovie US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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