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Complete Poems: Bacchylides

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Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. The poems are brilliantly translated by Robert Fagles, recently hailed by Garry Wills in the New Yorker as the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English. First published in 1961, the book now includes a new translator's note by Fagles. Fagles] has produced a work which is at once a faithful translation of Bacchylides in the fullest sense and something which stands and lives in its own right as a work of art.-Sir Maurice Bowra, from the ForewordFagles has created . . . a musical and craftsmanly series of verses. As a translator, Fagles has the merits of . . . keeping the lilting rhythms of Bacchylides alive in one's ear . . . and unearthing metaphors behind faded Greek words, of splitting the strings of compound adjectives into pungent clauses which lose nothing in color but make coordinated English.-Emily Vermeule, American Journal of PhilologyThe beauty, richness, and classic quality of Mr. Fagles's unrhymed verse make this translation a creative work and a valuable contribution to English letters.-Rae Dalven, Poetry

Synopsis:

Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300075526
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Foreword:
Bowra, Maurice
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Bacchylides
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Athletics
Subject:
Odes
Subject:
Bacchylides
Subject:
Laudatory poetry, Greek.
Subject:
Games -- Greece -- Poetry.
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Odes -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-470
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.46 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece.
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