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16 November 1995
The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation 
edited by Adrian Poole and Jeremy Maule.
Oxford, 606 pp., £19.99, October 1995, 0 19 214209 7
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... nunc pede liberum’ (‘liberum’ makes no sense; it should be ‘libero’, but Robert Lowell needs ‘liberum’ to rhyme with ‘rhythm’ at the end of the next line). Adrian Poole and JeremyMaule allow themselves a similar donnish sharp intake of breath, in their Introduction, at the notorious howlers of Ezra Pound. The compilers of the Oxford Book have made an admirable collection for ...

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