Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Latin by Art Beck. The author of poems and epigrams, 6th-century Roman poet Luxorius—the "North African Martial"—is known to have lived in Carthage during the last years of the Vandal occupation, more specifically during the reigns of the Vandal kings Thrasamund, Hilderic and Gelimer (AD 496-534). As with many poets and thinkers of his day, the only information available has been deduced from the analysis of primary texts, namely his epigrams, contained in the Anthologia Latina, edited by F. Bücheler and A. Riese (1894), and later in Luxorius: a Latin poet among the Vandals, translated by Morris Rosenblum (1961). Linguistically and culturally, Luxorius' work straddles the Classical and Medieval periods, and OPERA OMNIA is the only complete selection of all of his surviving poems in an English-language edition. The Latin originals are presented alongside Art Beck's skillful translations.
Author City: CARTHAGE TUN
Reviews and Other Links
Patrick James Dunagan @ Switchback
Neeli Cherkovski @ Big Bridge
excerpts: 10 poems with translator introduction @Sibila: Poesia e Crítica Literária
nominee for the 2013 Northern CaliforniaBook Award for Poetry in Translation
Winner of the 2013 Northern California Book Award in Translation