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Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.001.0001

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Pope’s Trojan Geography

Pope’s Trojan Geography

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Tradition, Translation, Trauma

David Hopkins

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyzes Alexander Pope’s translation of The Iliad of Homer. Pope’s version distinguished itself from all that had preceded it by offering the reader detailed help in determining both the general physical layout of Homer’s Trojan plain, and the precise location within that terrain of each of the battles which comprise the bulk of the poem’s action. Pope’s map of the Trojan plain, together with the ‘Essay on Homer’s Battels’ and the ‘Arguments’ prefixed to each Book make it possible to reconstruct with some precision his sense of the location of Homer’s action in both time and place.

Keywords:   Alexander Pope, translation, The Iliad of Homer, poem, Trojan plain

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