The Song of Eros: Ancient Greek Love Poems

The Song of Eros: Ancient Greek Love Poems

by Bradley P. Nystrom, Claudette Sherbert LITTLE
     
 

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This collection of new translations of eighty poems provides a pleasant, thought-provoking reminder of love’s vagaries as captured through the wit, charm, and insight of the master poets of antiquity.

All the emotions and experiences associated with love—rejection, infatuation, ecstasy, desperation, loneliness—are rendered accessible to

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This collection of new translations of eighty poems provides a pleasant, thought-provoking reminder of love’s vagaries as captured through the wit, charm, and insight of the master poets of antiquity.

All the emotions and experiences associated with love—rejection, infatuation, ecstasy, desperation, loneliness—are rendered accessible to contemporary readers through this lively, modern, yet faithful English translation of works that date from the seventh century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. Illustrations accompany the poetry of Plato, Sappho, Stratto, Meleagros, and others, capturing both the flavor of the age and the theme of the texts.

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Modern, yet faithful translation by Bradley P. Nystrom of 80 poems that date from the seventh century B.C. to the sixth century A.D., revealing how little love changes through the ages. Included are poems by Archilochos, Plato, Sappho, Anakreon, and Meleagros. Illustrated by Claudette Sherbert Little. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809329069
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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