|Birth Date:||Fri, Feb 05, 1644|
|Death Date:||Mon, Jun 10, 1720|
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Tarteron translated Latin poetry into French, such as Horace, Perseus and Juvenal.
He was careful to produce editions that would be suitable to circulate among his students, removing the most obscene parts and modifying the texts where necessary. Tarteron's Horace in particular introduced Voltaire to poetry and to one of his favourite authors.
Although his versions had a wide diffusion, he was often criticised for the eccessive pedantry of his translations.
secondary bibliography references
P. Larousse, Grand Dictionnaire universel du XIXème siècle, vol. XIV, Paris, 1875, p. 1488.
I. O. Wade, The Intellectual Development of Voltaire, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1969, pp. 12-15, 23-27.
C. M. Northeast, The Parisian Jesuits and the Enlightenment, 1700-1762, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, 1991.