d.m. Darryl Hine

The incipit of a lengthy biography at the Poetry Foundation:

Poet, editor, and translator Daryl Hine was born in 1936 in British Columbia. He studied Classics and philosophy at McGill University, and he earned his PhD in comparative literature from the University of Chicago. The editor of Poetry from 1968-78, Hine was also a highly regarded translator of Classical writers such as Homer, Hesiod, and Ovid, among others; Hine’s translation of Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns (2005) won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. His numerous other honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, as well as a medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has also received three Canada Council Grants, and his &: A Serial Poem (2010) was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. The award’s judges described the book as “a reflection on civilization as a whole,” declaring it “the summing up of a life in particular weighed against eternity.” […]

Daryl Hine 1936–2012 (Poetry Foundation)

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem v kalendas septembres

ante diem v kalendas septembres

¶   rites in honour of Sol and Luna near the Circus Maximus 29 B.C.

¶  dedication of the ara Victoriae in the Curia

¶  430 A.D. — death of St. Augustine

¶  1797 — birth of Karl Otfried Muller (Classical scholar and archaeologist)