Robert Fitzgerald





Robert Fitzgerald


Born
October 12, 1910

Died
January 16, 1985


Until his death in 1985, Robert Fitzgerald was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard University. He was a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 1984 he was named the poet of the Library of Congress. He published four volumes of his own poetry, and translations, with Dudley Fitts, of Alcestis, Antigone, and Oedipus Rex, in addition to his Illiad, Aeneid, and Oedipus at Colonus.

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The Odyssey and The Iliad (...

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A Gathering of Masks

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More books by Robert Fitzgerald…
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story”
Robert Fitzgerald

“Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.”
Robert Fitzgerald

“Men's lives are short .
The hard man and his cruelties will be
Cursed behind his back and mocked in death.
But one whose heart and ways are kind - of him
strangers will bear report to the whole wide world,
and distant men will praise him.

- Penelope in Robert Fitzgerald trans. THE ODYSSEY (364)”
Robert Fitzgerald, The Odyssey

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