Amadis Jamyn

About Amadis Jamyn

Amadis Jamyn (1538-1593) was a french poet and the favorite disciple of Ronsard who had him appointed secretary to the king’s chambers. He studied the Classics with Dorat and Turnèbre. Known for his erudition, he continued the translation of the Iliad undertaken by Hugues Salel, and put into verse the last thirteen books of the Homeric poem. Then he started the translation of the Odyssey, which he abandoned on the third book. This translation shows a real poetic mastery and great rigor in terms of versification. The Œuvres by Jamyn comprise of elegies, sonnets, some of which are assembled under a common title : Artémis, Oriane, and some great poems like Le Poème de la chasse.
Browse all poems and texts published on Amadis Jamyn

Amadis Jamyn Poems

Syndicate content

Popular Poets of All Time

  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    was an American poet.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    was an African-American poet.
  • Pablo Neruda
    Pablo Neruda
    Nobel prize chilean poet.