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Born and raised in Scotland, David A. Traill received his M.A. in Classics from St Andrews in 1964 and, after teaching for a year at McGill University, Montreal, went on to study for a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the University of California, Davis, from 1970 till his retirement in 2012. He is perhaps best known for his biography Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit and his role in bringing Schliemann's archaeological reporting into question.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION I. THE AUTHOR II. THE POEMS IN THIS COLLECTION The St Omer collection Strecker's moral-satirical collection Wilmart's attributions Arundel collection Other attributions Arrangement of the poems III. METRE IV. MANUSCRIPTS V. RECURRING THEMES Feast of Fools Auaritia and largitas VI. ON TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS VII. INTRODUCTORY NOTES TO INDIVIDUAL POEMS LIST OF SIGLA TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS 1. The St Omer Collection: poems 1-33 2. Poems from various sources: poems 34-67 APPENDICES 1. A and B (two medleys) 2. Textual Notes CONCORDANCES