Other Literary Forms

(Critical Edition of Dramatic Literature)

François Ponsard abandoned a career as a lawyer to devote himself almost exclusively to writing for the theater. For a short while, he edited several ephemeral magazines having to do with his literary philosophy as well as the theater in general, and in 1858, he published a short poem entitled Homère-Ulysse, which was composed as a framework for a translation into French of the fifth song of Homer’s Odyssey (c. 750 b.c.e.; English translation, 1614).