PHAER (or PIAYET),
See also:English translator of Virgil, was educated at
See also:Oxford and at Lincoln's
See also:Inn . He published in 1535 Natura brevium, and in 1543 Newe Boke of Presidentes . He says on the title-page of his version of the Aeneid that he was "
See also:solicitor to the
See also:king and
See also:queen's majesties, attending their honourable council in the
See also:marches of
See also:Wales." He settled at Kilgarran in
See also:Pembrokeshire, and combined the study of
See also:medicine with his legal practice . He wrote several medical
See also:works, and was admitted M.D. of Oxford in 1559 . He contributed to Sackville's Mirrour for Magistrates, "
See also:Glendower, being seduced by false prophecies, toke upon him to be
See also:Prince of Wales." In 1558 appeared The Seven First Bookes of the Eneidos of Virgil converted into English
See also:Meter . He had completed two more books in
See also:April 156o and had begun the tenth, but he died in the autumn of that
See also:year, leaving his task incomplete . The
See also:translation was finished by
See also:Thomas Twyne in 1584 . Phaer's translation, which was in rhymed fourteensyllabled lines, was greatly admired by his contemporaries, and he deserves
See also:credit as the first to attempt a
See also:complete version, the earlier renderings of Surrey and
See also:Douglas being fragmentary although of greater poetic value .
PHAETHON (Gr. gSaEBwv, shining, radiant)
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