Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Between Voß and Schröder: German Translations of Virgil's Aeneid


Eigler, Ulrich (2018). Between Voß and Schröder: German Translations of Virgil's Aeneid. In: Braund, Susanna; Martirosova Torlone, Zara. Virgil and his Translators. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 355-367.

Abstract

This chapter argues that German translations of Virgil are the result of a complicated process, in which history of reception and history of translations move alongside one another. It explores the interaction between translations of Virgil and translations of Homer, giving particular attention to the role of the authoritative translation of Homer by Johann Heinrich Voß. It demonstrates that the discourse on translations of Virgil since the eighteenth century is deeply entwined with literary, aesthetic, and political questions, which are closely entangled with the German struggle for unity and cultural identity. The chapter tries to show this by looking briefly at translations of the Aeneid beginning with Friedrich Schiller’s experimental work, focusing particularly on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Abstract

This chapter argues that German translations of Virgil are the result of a complicated process, in which history of reception and history of translations move alongside one another. It explores the interaction between translations of Virgil and translations of Homer, giving particular attention to the role of the authoritative translation of Homer by Johann Heinrich Voß. It demonstrates that the discourse on translations of Virgil since the eighteenth century is deeply entwined with literary, aesthetic, and political questions, which are closely entangled with the German struggle for unity and cultural identity. The chapter tries to show this by looking briefly at translations of the Aeneid beginning with Friedrich Schiller’s experimental work, focusing particularly on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:08 Feb 2019 15:44
Last Modified:08 Feb 2019 15:45
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780198810810
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198810810.001.0001
Official URL:http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198810810.001.0001/oso-9780198810810

Download

Full text not available from this repository.
View at publisher

Get full-text in a library