Monday, February 25th, 2013.
I want to make a tribute to the great Mexican poet and classical scholar Ruben Bonifaz Nuño who recently passed away on January 31th at age 89.
He was a highly cultured man, he knew latin and greek very well.
Among his publications are translations of works by Ovid, Vergil, Propertius, Lucretius and Catullus into Spanish; his translation of Vergil’s Aeneid was very well received.
He was a member of the Mexican Academy of Language since 1963.
When I read his translation of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” I became an admirer of his works.
He was also considered one of the most important poets of the Spanish language.
He was one of UNAM’s brightest professors of Latin at the faculty of Philosophy and Literature (UNAM: National Autonomous University of Mexico) and was considered a “Master of “Masters”.
The UNAM’s has a very special editorial dedicated to the Greco-Roman classics… the “Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Mexicana” and Ruben Bonifaz Nuño made a lot of important translations of many Greek and Latin classics for that editorial.
Rest in peace Ruben Bonifaz Nuño.
Bye for now Jacqueline