Occasional Poems

Jan Kochanowski, Edited and Translated by Michael J Mikoś
Occasional Poems by Jan Kochanowski, edited and translated by Michael J Mikoś
97 pp

Occasional Poems, the third in this series of Jan Kochanowski's works, contains seven occasional poems rendered into English for the first time.  They are: On the Death of Jan Tarnowski, Memorial, Epithalamium, Incursion into Muscovy, Concord, Satyr, and Banner or the Prussian Homage.  They are presented here in thematic order; the first two are elegies, the next two celebrate the wedding of a powerful magnate and his victorious military campaign, while the last three deal with important political and religious issues in 16th century Poland.