Greek Lyric Poetry by M. L. West
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Greek Lyric Poetry
By M. L. West

Greek Lyric Poetry

Includes Sappho, Archilochus, Anacreon, Simonides and Many More

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Greek Lyric Poetry by M. L. West

Book Description

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 and anxieties 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 of pieces not previously translated. The Introduction gives a brief account of the poets, and explanatory Notes on the texts will be found at the end. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199540396
ISBN-10: 019954039X
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Making of the 'Iliad' by M. L. West Making of the 'Iliad', Hardback (January 2011)

A commentary on the making of the Iliad, distinguishing the different stages of the poet's workings, illuminating his aims and methods, and identifying techniques and motifs derived from ancestral Indo-European tradition or imported from the Near East.

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Author Biography - M. L. West

The late Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges London till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College Oxford from 1991 to 2004. 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 Classical Text).

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