Thursday, February 9, 2012
Symonds: Wine, Women and Song
Wine, Women and Song by John Addington Symonds (1899)
This is a collection of medieval Latin student songs translated into English. The Latin texts are not provided here, unfortunately - maybe if I can find time this summer I will pull together the Latin texts to go along with this lovely English translation. It contains an extensive introductory essay as well as commentary on each song. There is a useful table of songs in the back of the book which gives the references for the Latin poems along with the incipits.