Ancient Greek Epigrams: Major Poets in Verse Translation

Ancient Greek Epigrams: Major Poets in Verse Translation


After Sappho yet earlier than the good Latin poets, an important brief poems within the old global have been Greek epigrams. starting with easy expressions engraved on stone, those poems ultimately encompassed approximately each topic we now go together with lyric poetry in English. the various best are on love and may later exert a profound impact on Latin love poets and, via them, on the entire poetry of Europe and the West. This quantity deals a consultant choice of the simplest Greek epigrams in unique verse translation. It showcases the poetry of 9 poets (including one woman), with many epigrams from the lately came across Milan papyrus. Gordon L. Fain offers an available normal advent describing the emergence of the epigram in Hellenistic Greece, including brief essays at the existence and paintings of every poet and short explanatory notes for the poems, making this assortment a fantastic anthology for a large viewers of readers.

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