×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation
     

Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation

by Sherod Santos
 

See All Formats & Editions

Winner of the Umhoefer Prize: "A magnificent achievement, better, more animated, buoyant, and richly articulated than any other version I know."—Anthony Hecht
Sherod Santos's new translation of classical poems answers Rosetti's mandate that "the only true motive for putting poetry into a fresh language must be to endow a fresh nation…with one more

Overview

Winner of the Umhoefer Prize: "A magnificent achievement, better, more animated, buoyant, and richly articulated than any other version I know."—Anthony Hecht
Sherod Santos's new translation of classical poems answers Rosetti's mandate that "the only true motive for putting poetry into a fresh language must be to endow a fresh nation…with one more possession of beauty." Arranged into four periods—Classical, Hellenic, Roman, and Early Byzantine—Greek Lyric Poetry features works by such ancient masters as Xenophanes, Callimachus, Sappho, and Simonides. For the general reader as well as for poets and lovers of poetry, the translations celebrate the marvelous slips and illuminating reconfigurations that occur when a poet in the present communes with poets in the past.

Editorial Reviews

Willis Barnstone
“Greek Lyric Poetry covers the full range of the lyric . . . including many unfamiliar poems that are themselves like archaeological discoveries because never before have they found their finished and beautiful expression in English. Santos takes fragments and epigrammatic stanzas and makes each a singing erotic, caustic, or descriptive lyric.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393329155
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/20/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,307,068
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Sherod Santos is the author of seven books of poetry. A National Book Award finalist, he received an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Chicago, where he works in an outreach program for the homeless.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews