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4.0 out of 5 stars More readable English translation than Loeb, 11 May 2010
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This review is from: The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters (Paperback)
I normally like Loeb translations of classical texts since they are accurate and authentic even where they translate poetry into prose, but this is one of the few exceptions where another translation is better than the Loeb equivalent.

Green translates both the four books of the Tristia as well as the Epistulae ex Ponto (Black sea letters), and does a good job of making these difficult texts readable. Where Loeb is very stilted in English, here the texts flow.

There are also extensive notes of a fairly basic type, and I tend not to agree with Green's interpretations which seem to me to be simplistic and out-of-date. But for a good English text of these works to accompany the Latin this is excellent.
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