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Greek Lyrics (Translated into close approximations of the original meter)
Greek Lyrics - Translated into close approximations of the original meter Author:Richard Lattimore here is a garland of some ninety poems and poetic fragments by sixteen famous poets and a number of anonymous writers of the great age of Greek lyric poetry - an age comparable to that of the troubadours in Southern France or to the Elizabethan period in England. — Ranging over a variety of genres - delicate and robust love songs, satiric politic... more »al verses, graceful epigrams, extended essays on women, Olympic races, and the equally durable topics of friendship, fate and time - these lyrics encompass a rich mine of poetic imagination.
Richard Lattimore presents this vivid and affecting poetry in accurate yet racy and modern translations which retain much of the original meter in highly idiomatic English appropriate to the startling modernity of the subject, outlook, and psychological background of the poems.« less