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[personal profile] spiralsheep 2011-03-03 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam Hamill on translating poetry: "I translated Catullus simply because the scholars were too timid to recreate his invective. Catullus invented a word, defutate, which one scholar translated “sexual exhaustion.” But a truer translation would be more raw: “fucked-out.” He was an uproarious defiant poet, and we know he, like Dante, bore grudges and used poetry to mock and/or condemn his enemies. He also translated Sappho, including her “mixo-Lydian Mode” into Latin, where it became the foundation of the “heavenly music” of the Catholic church."

Source: http://poetcore.com/2011/02/12/interview-with-sam-hamill-on-translating-poetry/
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[personal profile] dhobikikutti 2011-03-04 11:35 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the link!