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George Buchanan - The Man Who Wrote The Exorcist

Saturday 15 January 2005 13:50-14:10 (Radio 3)

He was Scotland's greatest Renaissance poet and dramatist and renowned across Europe. He was a political theorist, a literary critic, a historian, a teacher to Kings and Queens, a soldier, the first Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and a university manager. But George Buchanan is now almost completely forgotten because he wrote in the intellectual language of his and Shakespeare's day: Latin.

Poet Robert Crawford rediscovers one of our greatest poets, now unknown because he wrote in the wrong language.

Duration:

20 minutes




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