Greek Lyric Poetry: The Poems and Fragments of the Greek Iambic, Elegiac, and Melic Poets…

Paperback | November 16, 2008

Translated byM. L. West

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The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 BC - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys andanxieties 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. It is not merely a selection but covers all the surviving poems and intelligible fragments, apart from the works of Pindar and Bacchylides, and includes a number ofpieces not previously translated. The Introduction gives a brief account of the poets, and explanatory Notes on the texts will be found at the end.

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The Greek lyric, elegiac, and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 BC - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys andanxieties of their personal lives and of the socie...

Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, M. L. West is formerly Professor of Greek at the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London. His many books include Ambient Greek Music, Iambi et Graeci Vols. I and II (second editions), An Introduction to Greek Metre (paperback) and Delectus ex Iambis et Elgis Graecis (Oxford Classica...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:November 16, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019954039X

ISBN - 13:9780199540396

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