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7 Greeks: Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman, Anakreon, Herakleitos, Diogenes, Herondas

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Publisher Comments:

Here is a colorful variety pf works by seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the eighth to the third centuries BC. Salvaged from shattered pottery vases and tattered scrolls of papyrus, everything decipherable from the remains of these ancient authors is assembled here. From early to later, the collection contains: Archilochos; Sappho; Alkman; Anakreon; the philosophers Herakleitos and Diogenes; and Herondas. This composite of fragments translated by Guy Davenport is the most complete collection of its kind ever to appear in one volume.

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A variety of works by seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the eighth to the third centuries B.C., elegantly translated by Davenport, who also provides the introduction.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Overall, this volume will afford great pleasure to scholars, teachers, and also those who simply love to watch delightful souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson

About the Author

As Bruce Bawer wrote in Bookforum, "the late Guy Davenport (1927-2005) left behind an oeuvre that is one long lesson in the history of civilization, and to read any part of it--story, essay, or translation--is to be enthralled by his unflagging intellectual energy and engagement." His books include The Geography of the Imagination, The Death of Picasso, Herakleitos and Diogenes, A Table of Green Fields, The Cardiff Team, DaVinci's Bicycle, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811212885
Translator:
Davenport, Guy
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Davenport, Guy
Author:
Davenport, Guy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek literature
Subject:
Greek literature -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
9431
Publication Date:
19950617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.7 in 0.62 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Overall, this volume will afford great pleasure to scholars, teachers, and also those who simply love to watch delightful souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson
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