Kazzazi converts Odes of Horace to Persian
Mir Jalaleddin Kazzazi's Persian rendition of Horace's Odes will be published by Moin Publications and presented in Tehran Book Fair.
IBNA: Most probably my translation of Roman orator Horace's Odes will be presented in Tehran Book Fair by Moin Publications. Horace is the second great epic writer after Virgil.
He continued: "this is the first time these odes are rendered into Persian. 'Chameh' is the Persian word for the poetic form of ode in English and Qasida in Arabic. As the name of the book suggests, it is a collection of scattered verses of this great orator and therefore it could be considered as his Divan.
Kazzazi added: "Most of these odes have historical and epic backgrounds and composed in a sensational language especially when describing events like Julius Caesar's battles. Some other odes deal with the life of Horace and his relations with his contemporary orators and artists."
Elaborating on the basis of these translations, Kazzazi said: "Since Horace's poems are challenging and controversial, I based my Persian rendition on two French translations of his odes and then checked them with the original Latin text."
He then mentioned some reprints of his previous books and translations that will be available in 25th Tehran Book Fair: "I am not usually aware of current reprints of my books as I am often informed only after they are reprinted. At the moment, I am just informed of the seventh reprint of 'A House of Songs and Colors: Khaqani Studies' that I am going to revise and edit it for a new edition."
He added; "The new edition of the book is revised and some misprints are corrected. Among the 70 books I have written by far, this is the only pedagogical textbook I have compiled for Khaqani Studies academic unit."
"In this book I have selected some odes (chameh), quartets (charaneh) and other poetic pieces of Khaqani and have paraphrased each line with regard to various aspects of the words' connotations and meanings," Kazzazi said; "Each poem is brought completely in the book without any omissions. In other words, there is no line missing, although the book contains only a selection of Khaqani's poems that would familiarize the students with various forms and kinds of his poetic language."
The seventh edition of "A House of Songs and Colors" will be released by SAMT Academic Publishing House.
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