Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation

Greek Lyric Poetry A New Translation 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 possession of b

  • Title: Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation
  • Author: Sherod Santos
  • ISBN: 9780393329155
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation

    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 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,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 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.

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    1. Jenna

      If every book were like this book, I would never stop reading. This is poetry at its purest and most immediate. Each of these poems is like a spurt of smokeless fire emanating from an unbridled dragon's mouth: a single, clear, purposeful utterance so impassioned that it can't be held back. These old-timers were able to transform even the most trivial events in their lives into compact little verbal gems that could stand on their own:"Hurry to market, Demetrius, and purchasefrom Amyntas three sal [...]

    2. Wayne

      Reading words written between 700BC and 600AD should be a real experience and a cause of wonder IS !!!!.e they are as fresh as if they, had been written yesterday!!These poems range from the bawdy to the tragic.It's all here:Lust, regret, sorrow, love of nature, politics, war, heroics, humour, religion, romance, animals, food, eulogies, even a poem on the invention of glass!!!!Externals in dress,weapons,architecture etc may have altered but the basics of human nature have never altered.These poe [...]

    3. Al Bità

      A wonderful collection and a wonderful translation. The voices of these ancient poets evoke sentiments that still resonate with us today. It is perhaps surprising to feel their presence — as if they were writing today. There is nothing ancient about these feelings. If nothing else, they show us that deep down, where it really counts, we are still very much the same human beings!These gems are indeed precious ones. One can only metaphorically clasp them to oneself protectively, as if they were [...]

    4. Kyle Muntz

      Very beautiful, contemporary, and incredibly unfaithful translations (or maybe "transformations) of the ancient Greek lyrics. I've read like 700 pages of these today and this seems like this perfect place to stop.

    5. Calypso Kenney

      Sappho was the best (of course) but Plato was also really interesting. I had no idea he wrote poetry in his youth. The Roman and Byzantine poets weren't as good as the Classical and Hellenistic.

    6. Jessi

      The boy gave me this for Valentine's Day:). It was a pleasure to read. It will surprise you how fresh and relevant verses written thousands of years ago sound to you.

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