List of translators into English

Translators of Greek and Latin classics into English

Translators of Homer

*Samuel Butler
*George Chapman ("Iliad", 1611; "Odyssey", 1614-15)
*Robert Fagles
*Robert Fitzgerald
*Andrew Lang and Samuel Henry Butcher (complete, in prose, 1879)
*Richmond Lattimore
*T. E. Lawrence
*Stanley Lombardo
*William Cowper (complete, 1791)
*Alexander Pope ("Iliad", 1715-1720; "Odyssey", 1725-6)
*E. V. Rieu

Translators of Herodotus' "The Histories"

*Walter Blanco & Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
*William Belloe
*Henry Cary
*Harry Carter
*Aubrey de Sélincourt
*David Grene
*Isaac Littlebury
*George Rawlinson
*Robin Waterfield

Translators of Sophocles

*George Adams
* J. G. Brincklé
*Theodore Alois Buckley
*Richard Claverhouse Jebb
*John Dryden
*Thomas Francklin
* Joseph Bowers Montague Gray (1818-1856)
* Robert Potter (1721-1804)
*Thomas Sheridan
*Isaac William Stuart (1809-1861)
*Lewis Theobald (1688-1744)
*Theodore Dwight Woolsey
*Eduard Wunder

Translators of Thucydides

*Richard Crawley
*Henry Dale

*Thomas Hobbes
*William Smith
*Rex Warner

Translators of Plutarch

*Arthur Hugh Clough revised Dryden's version in the nineteenth century
*John Dryden and others: "Lives of Noble Grecians and Romans"
*Philemon Holland: Plutarch's "Moralia" (1603)
*Sir Thomas North, translated Plutarch's "Parallel Lives" via the French of Jacques Amyot. This was the version Shakespeare used as a source for his Roman plays.
*Rex Warner

Translators of Lucretius

*Thomas Creech (complete version of "De rerum natura", 1682)
*John Dryden (selected passages)
*Walter Englert (complete version of "De rerum natura", 2002)

Translators of Virgil

*Cecil Day-Lewis (complete works)
*Patrick Dickinson
*Gavin Douglas (the "Aeneid" into Scots)
*John Dryden (complete works)
*Robert Fagles
*Robert Fitzgerald
*Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (two books of the "Aeneid" into blank verse)
*Rolfe Humphries
*Stanley Lombardo
*Allen Mandelbaum
*Clyde Pharr
*David West

Translators of Ovid's "Metamorphoses"

*John Dryden
*Arthur Golding
*Horace Gregory
*Rolfe Humphries
*Allen Mandelbaum
*Charles Martin
*David R. Slavitt


=Translators of Lucan=

*Robert Graves (prose version)
*Christopher Marlowe translated Book One of Lucan's "Bellum Civile"
*Nicholas Rowe produced a complete translation (1718)

Translators of Juvenal

*John Dryden (Satires 1,3,6,10 and 16)
*Peter Green (The 16 Satires)
*Robert Lowell (Satire 10)

Translators of Martial

*Peter Porter

Translators of other famous Classical authors

*Robert Graves translated Apuleius and Suetonius
*Philemon Holland, translations of Livy (1600), Pliny the Elder (1601), Suetonius (1606), Ammianus Marcellinus (1613) and Xenophon's "Cyropaedia" (1632)
*Stephen MacKenna - translator of Plotinus
*Betty Radice
*Ian Scott-Kilvert
*Phillip Vellacott
*E. F. Watling
*Rex Warner - translator of Thucydides

Translators of The "Qur'an"

Translators of Medieval and modern literature into English

Translators of Icelandic and other Scandinavian classics

*George Borrow
*Jesse L. Byock
*Paul Edwards
*Anthony Faulkes
*Lee M. Hollander
*George Johnston
*Gwyn Jones - also Welsh
*Magnus Magnusson
*Hermann Palsson

Translators of Anglo-Saxon

*Kevin Crossley-Holland
*Seamus Heaney
*Brian Stone

Translators of "The Arabian Nights" or "The Thousand and One Nights"

*Richard Francis Burton - also translated from other Oriental languages, including Sanskrit
*Husain Haddawy
*Edward William Lane & Stanley Lane-Poole
*Andrew Lang
*Edward Powys Mathers
*John Payne
*Jonathan Scott

Translators of Omar Khayyam

*Edward Fitzgerald
*Robert Graves
*John Heath-Stubbs


=Translators of Dante's "Divine Comedy"=

*Allen Mandelbaum - Also a translator of Latin
*Robert M. Durling
*Robert Hollander & Jean Hollander
*John Ciardi
*W. S. Merwin
*Mark Musa
*Charles Singleton
*Anthony M. Esolen
*Dorothy L. Sayers
*C. H. Sisson
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
*Robert Pinsky

Translators of Montaigne's "Essays"

* John Florio
* Charles Cotton
* Donald Frame
* M. A. Screech
* Wyatt Mason

Translators of Rabelais

*Thomas Urquhart & Pierre Antoine Motteux
*Jacques LeClercq
*W. F. Smith
*Burton Raffel
*J. M. Cohen
*Samuel Putnam
*Donald Frame
*M. A. Screech


=Translators of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" =

*Thomas Shelton
*Pierre Antoine Motteux
*Tobias Smollett
*Charles Jervas
*Alexander J. Duffield
*John Ormsby (later revised by Joseph R. Jones and Kenneth Douglas)
*Henry Edward Watts
*Samuel Putnam
*J. M. Cohen - also a translator of French
*Walter Starkie
*Burton Raffel - also a translator of Old English, Indonesian, Vietnamese
*John Rutherford
*Edith Grossman

Translators of Goethe

*Thomas Carlyle
*Walter W. Arndt - Also a translator of Russian
*Eric A. Blackall & Victor Lange
*W. H. Auden & Elizabeth Mayer
*Michael Hulse
*Louise Bogan
*Louis MacNeice
*Burton Pike

Translators of Dostoyevsky

*Jessie Coulson
*David Magarshack
*Constance Garnett
*Alan Myers
*Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky
*David McDuff
*Ignat Avsey
*Michael Scammell

Translators of Tolstoy

*David Magarshack
*Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude
*Constance Garnett
*Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky
*Rosemary Edmonds
*Ann Dunnigan
*Anthony Briggs
*Peter Constantine


=Translators of Prus=

*Jeremiah Curtin
*David Welsh
*Christopher Kasparek


=Translators of Mann=

*Peter Constantine
*H. T. Lowe-Porter
*John E. Woods

Translators of Kafka

*Breon Mitchell
*Mark Harman
*Idris Parry
*Willa Muir & Edwin Muir
*Malcolm Pasley
*J. A. Underwood

Translators of Musil

*Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser
*Sophie Wilkins & Burton Pike
*Philip Payne

Translators of Proust

*Scott Moncrieff, Stephen Hudson, Terence Kilmartin & D. J. Enright
*Christopher Prendergast, with Lydia Davis, Mark Treharne, James Grieve, John Sturrock, Carol Clark, Peter Collier, & Ian Patterson
*Joachim Neugroschel

Translators of Flaubert

*Francis Steegmuller

Translators of Borges

*Norman Thomas di Giovanni
*Andrew Hurley
*Eliot Weinberger
*Alexander Coleman
*Suzanne Jill Levine
*Alastair Reid
*Donald A. Yates
*James E. Irby

Other French to English translators

*Gilbert Adair
*Robert Baldick
*David Bellos
*Robin Buss
*Mary Ann Caws
*Patricia Claxton
*Peter Constantine
*Sheila Fischman - translator of Quebec literature
*Grace Frick - translator of Marguerite Yourcenar
*Stuart Gilbert
*Arthur Goldhammer
*Richard Howard
*A. J. Krailsheimer
*Wyatt Mason
*Justin O'Brien - translator of Albert Camus
*Douglas Parmee
*Andrew Brown
*C. K. Scott-Moncrieff
*Ellen Sowchek - translator of Luc Besson
*Francis Steegmuller
*Leonard Tancock
*Geoffrey Wall - specialist in Gustave Flaubert
*Barbara Wright

Other German to English translators

*Thomas Carlyle translated Jean Paul
*Jean Starr Untermeyer - translated Broch
*C. V. Wedgwood - translated Canetti
*Michael Hamburger - translated Hoelderlin, Celan
*Daniele Pantano - translator of Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Georg Trakl
*Hilda Rosner - translated Hesse
*Edward Snow - translated Rilke
*Stephen Mitchell - translated Rilke and others
*Leila Vennewitz - translated Boell, Jurek Becker and others

Other Italian to English translators

*William Arrowsmith
*Keith Botsford
*Peter Constantine - translator of Niccolo Machiavelli
*Jonathan Galassi
*Raymond Rosenthal - translator of Levi
*William Weaver
*Stuart Woolf - translator of Levi
*Beryl de Zoete - translator of Svevo

Other Spanish to English translators

*Lucia Graves - translator of Zafón and daughter of Robert Graves.
*James Mabbe
*Andrew Hurley - translator of Arenas, Borges, Valdez and several other Latin American writers.
*Gregory Rabassa - prolific translator of Márquez, Cortazar and several others.
*Margaret Sayers Peden - translator of Quiroga, Neruda, Fuentes and several other Latin American writers.

Other Russian to English translators

*Max Hayward
*Michael Glenny
*Mirra Ginsburg
*Alan Myers
*Ronald Hingley
*John Glad
*Alec Vagapovhttp://vagalecs.narod.ru/
*Ronald Wilks
*Vladimir Nabokov

Other Polish to English translators

*Michael Kandel translated novels by Stanisław Lem
*Louis Iribarne also translated Lem as well as Witkiewicz
*Stanisław Baranczak and Seamus Heaney produced a version of the "Laments" of Jan Kochanowski
*John and Bogdana Carpenter translated Zbigniew Herbert, as did Czeslaw Milosz

Irish to English translators

*Thomas Kinsella translated the epic "Táin Bó Cúailnge"
*Frank O'Connor translated Brian Merriman's "Midnight Court"
*Seamus Heaney's "Sweeney Astray" is a version of the Medieval poem "Buile Suibhne"
*Kenneth Jackson, translator of "A Celtic Miscellany"

Welsh to English translators

*Charlotte Guest produced the first retelling of the "Mabinogion"
*Gwyn Jones also translated the "Mabinogion"
*Kenneth Jackson, translator of "A Celtic Miscellany"

Other Korean to English translators

*Keyman Hong; Kiman Hong
*Yeonhyang Lee
*Bruce & Juchan Fulton
*Hyeonghwa Nam
*Sumi Kim
*Hyangseon Lee

Other Japanese to English translators

*Nancy Andrew - translator of Ryū Murakami's novel, "Almost Transparent Blue".
*Donald Keene
*Lucien Stryk & Takahashi Ikemoto
*Don Philippi - translator of Japanese and Ainu. Translated the Kojiki, also a noted technical translator.
*Alexander O. Smith - Professional translator who worked on translations of different media, but is most famous for the English localizations of videogames like Final Fantasy X, Ace Attorney, and Vagrant Story.
*Royall Tyler - translator of The Tale of Genji as well as various Japanese folklore and Noh plays.

Other Chinese to English translators

* Jane English
*David Hawkes - translator of the Chinese classic "Story of the Stone" or "Dream of the Red Chamber", by Cao Xueqin
*Arthur Waley

Other Yiddish to English translators

* Curt Leviant - translator of Sholom Aleichem, Chaim Grade, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Other Persian to English translators

*Sir William Jones
*A. J. Arberry
*Dick Davis, translator of Attar and Ferdowsi

Translators of multiple languages into English

*Joachim Neugroschel - French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish
*Guido Waldman - French, Italian
*John Sturrock - French, Spanish
*John Wood - French, German
*W. S. Merwin - Ancient Greek, Spanish, Italian, Old English
*Anthea Bell - French, German, Danish, Polish
*Michael Henry Heim - Russian, Czech, German, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian
*Peter Constantine - Russian, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek, Albanian
*Ewald Osers - translator of Czech, German
*Burton Raffel - Old English, Indonesian, German, Ancient Greek, Spanish, French, Old French, Middle High German, Latin
*Ralph Manheim - German, French
*Abraham Regelson - award winning poet and translator of Hebrew and Yiddish

Other translators into English

*Geoffrey Chaucer
*Alamgir Hashmi
*David Homel - translator of Quebec literature into English
*Charles Muller
*Rabindranath Tagore
*Taufiq Rafat - translated classical Punjabi poetry into English
*Cecil Parrott - translator of "The Good Soldier Svejk".
*Celina Wieniewska - translator of Polish, esp. Bruno Schulz
*Jerzy Ficowski - translator of Polish, esp. Bruno Schulz
*David H. Rosenthal - translator of "Tirant Lo Blanc" from Catalan
*Norma Comrada - translator of Czech, esp. Karel Čapek
*Christina Pribicevic-Zoric - translator of Serbo-Croatian, esp. Milorad Pavić
*Victor G. Kiernan
*Reynold A. Nicholson

Philosophy

Translators of Ancient Chinese classics

*James Legge
*Jerome Seaton
*David Hinton
*Richard Wilhelm
*Thomas Cleary
*Robert G. Henricks

Translators of Ancient Indian classics

*Annie Besant
*Juan Mascaro
*Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
*Max Mueller

Translators of Hellenistic and Roman philosophers

*Benjamin Jowett
*Jonathan Barnes
*W. H. D. Rouse
*Hugh Tredennick
*G. M. A. Grube
*W. K. C. Guthrie
*F. M. Cornford
*E. R. Dodds
*C. D. C. Reeve
*W. R. M. Lamb
*John M. Cooper
*T. A. Sinclair
*Walter Englert

Translators of Aquinas

*Fathers of the English Dominican Province
*Ralph McInerny
*Timothy McDermott

Translators of Descartes

*Elizabeth Haldane, G. R. T. Ross
*Donald A. Cress
*John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff & Dugald Murdoch

Translators of Spinoza

*Robert Harvey Monro Elwes
*Andrew Boyle
*George H. R. Parkinson
*Edwin Curley
*Samuel Shirley

Translators of Leibniz

*G. H. R. Parkinson
*Peter Remnant & Jonathan Bennett


=Translators of Vico=

*Thomas Goddard Bergin & Max Harold Fisch

Translators of Kant

*J. M. Meiklejohn
*Max Mueller
*Norman Kemp Smith
*Werner S. Pluhar
*Gary Hatfield
*Allen Wood & Paul Guyer

Translators of Hegel

*J. Sibree
*T. M. Knox
*Arnold V. Miller
*Hugh Barr Nisbet

Translators of Schopenhauer

*T. Bailey Saunders
*E. F. J. Payne

Translators of Kierkegaard

*Alastair Hannay
*Howard V. Hong & Edna H. Hong

Translators of Nietzsche

*Thomas Common
*R. J. Hollingdale
*Walter Kaufmann

Translators of Heidegger's "Being and Time"

*John Macquarie & Edward Robinson
*Joan Stambaugh

Translators of Derrida

*Alan Bass
*Geoffrey Bennington
*Elizabeth Rottenberg
*Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
*Thomas Dutoit
*Peggy Kamuf

Other translators

*J. N. Findlay - Husserl
*Colin Smith - Merleau-Ponty
*Elizabeth Anscombe - Wittgenstein
*Michael Dummett - Frege
*Hazel E. Barnes - Sartre
*Andrew Bowie - Schelling, Schleiermacher

Other

*E. A. Wallis Budge - translated "The Egyptian Book of the Dead"
*Charles Francis Atkinson - translated Spengler


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