Ancient Greek Epigrams: Major Poets in Verse Translation

Ancient Greek Epigrams: Major Poets in Verse Translation
Publisher: University of California Press
Date: 2010-08-02
ISBN-10: 0520265793
ISBN-13: 9780520265790
Language: English
Pages: 272
Added: 2014-08-26 17:00:15

After Sappho but before the great Latin poets, the most important short poems in the ancient world were Greek epigrams. Beginning with simple expressions engraved on stone, these poems eventually encompassed nearly every theme we now associate with lyric poetry in English. Many of the finest are on love and would later exert a profound influence on Latin love poets and, through them, on all the poetry of Europe and the West. This volume offers a representative selection of the best Greek epigrams in original verse translation. It showcases the poetry of nine poets (including one woman), with many epigrams from the recently discovered Milan papyrus. Gordon L. Fain provides an accessible general introduction describing the emergence of the epigram in Hellenistic Greece, together with short essays on the life and work of each poet and brief explanatory notes for the poems, making this collection an ideal anthology for a wide audience of readers. Show more Show less 75cd35e5c4c2656b6d95c47dc6013b64] Size: (1.90 MB) [/code]fd7ffc450589be573d081a54d446ae3f] Bad link [/code]File name: 0520265793.pdf File size: 1.90 MB