A View from the Palatine: The Iuvenilia of Théodore de Bèze
An edition of the poetry of Théodore de Bèze (or Beza) is long overdue. This volume provides a critical text, translation, and commentary of Beza's Poemata (1548), containing poems grouped as sylvae, elegies, epitaphs, icons, and epigrams, as well as the prefatory letter to Melchior Wolmar. Summers's translations of these difficult texts are accurate and fluid, the commentary offers discussion on classical and contemporary sources, and the list of variants and other scholarly apparatus are rigorously detailed. Sure to become the standard edition.