Skip to main content
14 votes

Who first referred to Odysseus as Ulysses?

Ulysses is the Latin form of the Greek Odysseus, stemming from the Sicilian or alternate Latin form Ulixes. The first instance of these forms in literature that I can find is in the Odusia by Livius ...
CHEESE's user avatar
  • 4,522
11 votes

Who first referred to Odysseus as Ulysses?

I am not a linguist, but I think it's worth mentioning that the Odysseus→Ulysses transformation is a special case of something called the "Sabine L": some words that had "d" sounds in Old Latin (or in ...
ShreevatsaR's user avatar
  • 1,382
5 votes

Vergil or Virgil?

Yes, there's a story, but not a very cohesive one. Wikipedia cites Virgil in the Renaissance's chapter, Virgil with an i, which is a thorough examination of the name's orthographic history: Vergil or ...
CDR's user avatar
  • 3,308
4 votes

How much of the original verse is lost in Fitzgerald's translation of The Aeneid?

As I said in my comment above, Latin and English poetry are very different.  They both have multiple layers of depth and meaning, but in very different ways.  Firstly, meter in Latin is not based on ...
CHEESE's user avatar
  • 4,522
3 votes

When did Yeats enter into "Virgil's territory"?

The original source of the quote seems to be Virgil in a Cultural Tradition: Essays to Celebrate the Bimillenium, edited by Richard Andrew Cardwell and Janet Hamilton. Google books shows that this ...
Peter Shor's user avatar
  • 12.8k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible