Podossinov Alexander; Mankov Alexander

Ennius. Annales. Book I (translation, commentary)

Mankov Alexander, Podossinov Alexander (2018) "Ennius. Annales. Book I (translation, commentary) ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia III : Filologiia, 2018, vol. 54, pp. 123-142 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIII201854.123-142


Quintus Ennius (239‒169 BC) was a Latin poet who introduced hexameter to Latin poetry. His main work, Annales, an epic poem consisting of 18 books, is devoted to the history of Rome. Its text is preserved in fragments, the size of the greater part of which does not exceed one line. The total number of lines is 676 (in O. Skutsch’s edition). This publication is a result of the work of a seminar on translating Latin writers under guidance of Prof. A. Podossinov. In this seminar the entire preserved text of the Annals has been translated into Russian in hexameter for the fi rst time. Some fragments were earlier translated by S. Osherov for the “Anthology of Early Roman Literature”; these translations are included in our publication. Translations made by participants of the seminar are marked with *. The translation is based on E.H. Warmington’s edition; the Latin text is given according to this edition as well. In preparing the commentary we also used the edition by O. Skutsch. The authors of translation and commentaries are A. Denisov, E. Denshchikova, S. Fedotov, A. Ivlev, A. Mankov, Yu. Pekov, A. Podossinov, O. Ryabenko, I. Smirnova, S. Tereshkov, A. Voskresensky. We are grateful to E. Ilyushechkina for her help in preparing this publication.


Ennius, Latin epos, archaic Latin, Latin language, history of Rome, Annales, epic poetry


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Information about the author

Podossinov Alexander

Academic Degree: Doctor of Sciences* in History;
Academic Rank: Professor;
Place of work: Moscow State University; 27/4 Lomonosovskii Prospect, Moscow 119192, Russian Federation; Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences; 32A Leninskii Prospect, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation;
Post: Professor; Chief Research Fellow;
ORCID: 0000-0003-2295-9290;
Email: svenskbysite@gmail.com.

*According to ISCED 2011, a post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates.

Mankov Alexander

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in Philology;
Place of work: St. Tikhon’s University for the Humanities; 6 Likhov Pereulok, Moscow 127051, Russian Federation; National Research University “Higher School of Economics”; 12 Malaia Pionerskaia Str., Moscow 115054, Russian Federation;
Post: Senior Research Fellow; lecturer;
ORCID: 0000-0002-5735-0955;
Email: mankov2017@gmail.com.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.


We are grateful to E. Ilyushechkina for her help in preparing this publication.