Robert Calverl(e)y Trevelyan (1872 – 1951) was an English poet and translator, of a traditionalist sort, and a follower of the lapidary style of Logan Pearsall Smith.
He was born in Weybridge, son of George Otto Trevelyan, and brother of the MP Charles Philips Trevelyan and the historian G. M. Trevelyan. He was at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1891 to 1895, being one of the Cambridge Apostles.
Sometimes considered a rather ineffectual person, he had a wide range of social connections: Bernard Berenson, G. E. Moore, E. M. Forster with whom and Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson he travelled to India. His pacifist principles extended to sheltering John Rodker during World War I. He was close to the Bloomsbury Group, who called him 'Bob Trevy'.
He wrote a number of verse plays; The Bridge of Dionysus (1912) was made into an opera by Sir Donald Tovey.
He married the Dutch musician Elizabeth van der Hoeven; the artist Julian Trevelyan was their son.
Mallow and Asphodel (1898) poems
Polyphemus and Other Poems (1901)
Sisyphus: An Operatic Fable. (1908)
The Bride of Dionysus a music-Drama and Other Poems (1912)
The New Parsifal: An Operatic Fable (1914)
The Foolishness of Solomon (1915)
The Death of Man (1919) poems
Translations from Lucretius (1920)
The Oresteia of Aeschylus (1922) translator
The Antigone of Sophocles (1924) translator
The Ajax of Sophocles
The Idylls of Theocritus (1925) translator
Poems and Fables (Hogarth Press, 1925)
Thamyris: Is There a Future for Poetry? (1925) polemic
The Deluge & Other Poems (Hogarth Press, 1926)
Meleager (Hogarth Press, 1927)
Three Plays: Sulla - Fand - The Pearl Tree (Hogarth Press, 1931)
Rimeless Numbers (Hogarth Press, 1932)
Selected Poems (1934)
Beelzebub (Hogarth Press, 1935)
De Rerum Naturum by Lucretius (1937) translator
The Collected Works of R. C. Trevelyan (1939) two volumes
Aftermath (Hogarth Press, 1941)
Translations from Leopardi (1941)
Translations from Horace, Juvenal, & Montaigne. With Two Imaginary Conversations (1941)
The Eclogues and the Georgics of Virgil (1944) translator
Windfalls: Notes & Essays (1944)
From the Chinese (1945) translator
Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus (1946) translator
From the Shiffolds (Hogarth Press, 1947)
Translations from Latin Poetry (1949)
Translations from Greek Poetry (1950)
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