Tag: Arthur Golding

Shakespeare and the Quest for a Golden Age

Shakespeare’s contemporary┬áPietro da Cortona┬áThe Golden Age Arthur Golding’s translation of Ovid’sMetamorphosis (1565) has this wonderful description of the four ages of man on earth: the golden age, the silver age, the brazen age and the iron age. The golden age – as here described- is a wonderful period in which humans lived in harmony with…