Certamen inter Ajacem et Ulyssem, de Armis Achillis. Ex Ovidii Metamorphoseon Lib. XIII. Translated into the Buchan Dialect.

  • (Ovid) Forbes, Robert, trans.
  • Edinburgh: Reprinted by A. Neill & Co 1801


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8vo, pp. 57, [1]. Disbound. A touch of faint spotting.


A scarce reprinting of this translation from Ovid into Scots, by Robert Forbes. Little is known of him - he seems to have been born in Buchan but plied his trade as a hosier in London. Evidently an educated man who 'possessed a large fund of the humorous,' he also published another excerpt from Ovid and a few original pieces (Walker, The Bards of Bon-Accord 1375-1860, 1887). This edition was also issued as part of a collection of macaronic verse and other translations between Scots and Latin.

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