Greek Lyric Poetry

Greek Lyric Poetry

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Greek Lyric Poetry by M. L. West

The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 B.C.—greats such as Sappho, Anacreon, and Simonides—produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity. Their poetry was perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, and reflected all the joys and anxieties of their personal lives and of the societies in which they lived. This new poetic translation by a leading expert captures the nuances of meaning and the whole spirit of this poetry as never before. Not merely a selection, it covers all the surviving poems and intelligible fragments (apart from the works of Pindar and Bacchylides) and includes a number of pieces not previously translated. Also included is an introduction offering a brief account of the poets, as well as explanatory notes on the texts.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN-13: 9780199540396
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 481,150
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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