Barkov, Ivan

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Barkov, Ivan Semenovich


(according to other information, Stepanovich). Born circa 1732; died 1768 in St. Petersburg. Russian poet and translator.

Barkov translated mainly classical works, including the satires of Horace and the fables of Phaedrus. He wrote a biography of A. D. Kantemir that was appended to an edition of the latter’s satires (1762). Barkov’s obscene poems were circulated in manuscript.


Sochineniia i perevody, 1762–1764. St. Petersburg, 1872.


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