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RADÓ, ANTON (originally RODER):

Hungarian poet and author; born at Moor June 29, 1862; son of the grammarian Adolf Roder. He studied classical and modern philology at Steinamanger (Szombathely) and Budapest, and engaged in journalism in 1880. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 1883 with the work "A Magyar Müforditás Története" (History of the Hungarian Art of Translation), he went to Italy to study, and later won a reputation in Hungarian literature as a translator.

Radó's renderings include Tasso's "Jerusalem," Byron's "Lara" (1882); Petrarch's sonnets (1884); the lyric poems of Leopardi, Corneille's "Cid," Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulis," Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" (1893); and extracts from the Persian of Firdusi ("Syavush," 1896; "Zal and Rudabah," 1898). For the stage he has translated librettos of Wagner, Boito, Verdi, Riccini, Ponchielli, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Kienzl, Giordano, Giacosa, Costetti, Bracco, Rovetta, Goldoni, and Cavallotti. Radó has published, besides, a collection of original poems, an anthology of Greek and Latin poetry (1885), and a history of Italian literature ("Az Olasz Irodalom Története," 2 vols., 1896). He is a member of the Hungarian Kisfaludy society.

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