Wednesday, September 14, 2011

“Ovide moralisé” Translation Grant

At first I thought $210k was an absurd amount for a translation of an obscure* medieval text, but then when I realized it was 72,000 lines of poetry (!) I thought, daaaaang! That's about 25 times longer than the longest thing I've ever translated (Beowulf), and no doubt will be challenging as heck -- at least I had the benefit of a century of other people translating those pesky hapax legomena in Beowulf to help me out.

So, congratulations to Dr. Sarah-Jane Murray! I'm looking forward to reading that paperback when it comes out.


*To be fair, it may be obscure because it hasn't been translated.

5 comments:

  1. Glad to see you posting again.

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  2. Superb news! All the more so considering the Ovide moralisé actually comes up in my new book on Tolkien (see pp. 75–6). Okay, okay, end of commercial. ;)

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