|Birth Date:||Wed, May 19, 1688|
|Death Date:||Thu, May 28, 1744|
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One way Pope learned languages as an autodidact was by translating literary works, both ancient and modern.
His fascination for Homer led him to produce a new verse translation of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
secondary bibliography references
L. Damrosch, The Imaginative World of Alexander Pope, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1987.
P. Rogers, The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
H. Erskine-Hill, 'Pope, Alexander (1688–1744), poet', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, January 2008.
N. M. Goldsmith, Alexander Pope: The Evolution of a Poet, London, Routeledge, 2017.