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First Poets : Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets (04 Edition)

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A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination.

Starting with the legendary and possibly mythical Orpheus and with Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, “the dirty old man of poetry,” to Theocritus, the father of pastoral; from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to Hesiod, who claimed a visit from the Muses-the stories in The First Poets masterfully merge fact and conjecture into animated and compelling portraits of these ancestors of our culture.

About the Author

Michael Schmidt is the editor of PN Review, and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press. He lives in Manchester, England, where he is the director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

I. Orpheus of Thrace

II. The Legend Poets

III. Homer

IV. The Homeric Apocrypha

V. The Iliad and the Odyssey

VI. Hesiod

VII. Archilochus of Paros

VIII. Alcman of Sardis

IX. Mimnermus of Colophon

X. Semonides of Amorgos

XI. Alcaeus of Mytilene

XII. Sappho of Eressus

XIII. Theognis of Megara

XIV. Solon of Athens

XV. Stesichorus of Himera

XVI. Ibycus of Rhegion

XVII. Anacreon of Teos

XVIII. Hipponax of Ephesus

XIX. Simonides of Cos

XX. Corinna of Tanagra

XXI. Pindar of Thebes

XXII. Bacchylides of Cos

XXIII. Callimachus of Cyrene

XXIV. Apollonius of Rhodes

XXV. Theocritus of Syracuse

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725258
Author:
Schmidt, Michael
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.00x5.42x.97 in. .71 lbs.

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