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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
I. THE AUTHOR
II. THE POEMS IN THIS COLLECTION
The St Omer collection
Strecker's moral-satirical collection
Arrangement of the poems
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
1. A and B (two medleys)
2. Textual Notes