The Greek Anthology: And Other Ancient Greek Epigrams

The Greek Anthology is the famous collection of some 4000 poems assembled by Byzantine scholars nearly a thousand years ago The poems, drawn from all over the Greek speaking world, range from the seventh century B.C through to the renaissance of greek culture in Byzantintium during the sixth century A.D.This volume contains about 850 of these poems in verse translation.The Greek Anthology is the famous collection of some 4000 poems assembled by Byzantine scholars nearly a thousand years ago The poems, drawn from all over the Greek speaking world, range from the seventh century B.C through to the renaissance of greek culture in Byzantintium during the sixth century A.D.This volume contains about 850 of these poems in verse translation They are arranged chronologically with a brief introduction to each poet and cover every aspect of Greek life epitaphs, satires, jokes, pastoral epigrams and poems of love and friendship Over forty British and American poets have contributed to the translations.
The Greek Anthology And Other Ancient Greek Epigrams The Greek Anthology is the famous collection of some poems assembled by Byzantine scholars nearly a thousand years ago The poems drawn from all over the Greek speaking world range from the seve

  • Title: The Greek Anthology: And Other Ancient Greek Epigrams
  • Author: Peter Jay
  • ISBN: 9780140442854
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Greek Anthology: And Other Ancient Greek Epigrams”

    1. An acquaintance from school gave this to me when I was pretty young. I always wondered whether he knew what he was doing. Seared itself into my memory. I learnt heaps, believe me. Wonderful filth.

    2. Because I was so enjoying Greek Lyric Poetry by Sherod Santos which has a fresh translation of 154 poems from The Greek Anthology, I decided to reread my Penguin copy which contains about 850 poems with translations from over 40 distinguished British and American poets.The original collection was made over 1000 years ago and contains 4000 poems drawn from all over the Greek-speaking world.POETRYK!!!! No, here as fresh as today's baked bread are epitaphs, jokes, satires, poems of love, lust and f [...]

    3. A collection of poems and epigrams from the Greek Anthology, many newly-translated. The verses here have that austere, hard-edged feel that catches the landscape and spirit of the world of the Greek poleis. And, yes--- Housman and Kipling did both crib openly from the Greek Anthology, and more power to them. One can read these collected epitaphs and epigrams and love poems and laments and utterly lose oneself. Brilliant collection--- very much a book to be kept and treasured on even the most min [...]

    4. Thing I learned about myself, I enjoy early epigrams far more than those composed after the advent of Rome.

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