ISBN-10:
0674995821
ISBN-13:
9780674995826
Pub. Date:
09/01/1999
Publisher:
Harvard
Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC / Edition 1

Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC / Edition 1

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Overview

The Greek poetry of the archaic period that we call elegy was composed primarily for banquets and convivial gatherings. Its subject matter consists of almost any topic, excluding only the scurrilous and obscene. In this completely new Loeb Classical Library edition, Douglas Gerber provides a faithful translation of the fragments and significant testimonia that have come down to us, with full explanatory notes.

Most substantial in this volume is the collection of elegiac verses to which Theognis' name is attached. Drinking and merry-making are frequent themes in these poems; there are also more reflective and philosophic pieces and love poems. Together they offer an interesting picture of an aristocratic man's views about life, friendship, fate, and daily concerns. Also notable in this volume is the martial verse of the Spartan Tyrtaeus and the poetry of Solon, Athens' famous lawmaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674995826
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #258
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Douglas E. Gerber is Fox Professor of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Bibliography

Callinus

testimonia

text

Tyrtaeus

Testimonia

text

Mimnermus

testimonia

text

Solon

testimonium

text

Theognis

testimonia

text

Philiadas

Phocylides

testimonia

text

Demodocus

Xenophanes

testimonia

text

Asius

Dionysius Chalcus

testimonia

text

Euenus

testimonia

text

Critias

testimonia

text

Adespota

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