Money, D. K. The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Reviewed by William Warner | July 12, 2000
In The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse, D.K. Money combines an overview of the British tradition of writing in Latin, a critical biography of Sir Anthony Alsop, and a collection of his writings in Latin, with an English translation. This book is learned, beautifully written and produced, and includes some wonderful moments of counter-attack against the hostility toward the eighteenth century Latin verse productions Alsop anticipates from his modern readers: “Modern scholars may affect to despise what they cannot do. Our eighteenth-century boy could not have the inestimable pleasure of today’s literary theory, and had to subsist on less exalted forms of creativity” (7).