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Title:
Silver poets of the eighteenth century
Author:
Pollard, Arthur.
Publication Information:
London : Dent ; Totowa, N.J. : Rowman and Littlefield, 1976.
Physical Description:
xx, 274 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780874717990

9780874718003
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Book

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Christopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury, England on February 6, 1564. He received a B.A. in 1584 and an M.A. in 1587 from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His original plans for a religious career were put aside when he decided to become a poet and playwright.

His earliest work was translating Lucan and Ovid from Latin into English. He translated Vergil's Aeneid as a play. His plays included Tamburlaine the Great, Faustus, The Jew of Malta, and Dido, Queen of Carthage. His unfinished poem Hero and Leander was published in 1598.

In 1589, he and a friend killed a man, but were acquitted on a plea of self-defense. His political views were unorthodox, and he was thought to be a government secret agent. He was arrested in May 1593 on a charge of atheism. He was killed in a brawl in a Deptford tavern on May 30, 1593.

(Bowker Author Biography)