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The Battle of Lepanto

Elizabeth R. Wright (Editor), Sarah Spence (Editor), Andrew Lemons (Editor)
The defeat of the Ottomans by the Holy League fleet at the Battle of Lepanto (1571) was among the most celebrated international events of the sixteenth century. This volume anthologizes the work of twenty-two poets from diverse social and geographical backgrounds who composed Latin poetry, often modeled on Vergil and other Roman poets, in response to the news of the battle, the largest Mediterranean naval encounter since antiquity. Among the poems included is the two-book 'Austrias Carmen' by the remarkable Juan Latino, a black African former slave who became a professor of Latin in Granada. The poems, including two previously unpublished, are here translated into English for the first time, along with fresh editions of the Latin texts
Print Book, English, 2014
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2014
The I Tatti Renaissance Library Series.
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern Translations into English
xxiv, 527 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780674725423, 0674725425
Song of the Nereids / Carlo Malatesta
On the treaty struck between the Christian leaders / Belisario Gadaldini
Proteus / Cornelio Amalteo
When nurturing Venus beholds the tragic ruin / Marc Antonio Tritonio
To those who died in the Holy War / Nicolo Paladino
A city in mourning pays homage to Hector / Alessandro Allegri
Hymn to Saint Mark and Saint Justina / Davide Podavini
On Mustafa / Giovanni Canevari
I am the moon; the fear of war has surrounded me / Maffeo Galladei
The council of the damned and Ali in despair / Giovanni Battista Oliva
On the painter portraying the same victory / Anonymous
On the Actian victory over the depraved fleet of Turks / Agostino Fortunio. To Sebastiano Venier, admiral of the Venetian fleet / Giovanni Battista Amalteo
One hundred verses : to the City / Anonymous
I will now sing of the happy deeds / Anonymous
Nautical eclogue, or The naval contest of the Christians and Turks / Giovanni Antonio Taglietti
To the most reverend Paolo Odescalchi, Bishop of Penne and Atri / Giovanni Antonio Odescalchi
The long-desired day at last dispelled the fading shadows / Ottaviano Manini
A shining song for the victor, John of Austria / Pompeo Arnolfini
The victory at Naupactus / Giovanni Baptista Arcucci
Song on the victory of the Christian fleet / Guglielmo Moizio
The song of John of Austria / Juan Latino
Appendix I: Glossary of names and places
Appendix II: Biographical information
Latin on the verso, translation on the recto