Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation

Sherod Santos (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$17.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
November 01, 2006
Pages
201
Dimensions
5.76 X 0.55 X 8.06 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393329155
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About 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.

Reviews

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.--Willis Barnstone