Description - Sound, Sense, and Rhythm by Mark W. Edwards
This book concerns the way we read or rather, imagine we are listening to - ancient Greek and Latin poetry. Mark Edwards shows how an understanding of the effects of word order and meter is vital for appreciating the meaning of classical poetry, composed for listening audiences. This study will enrich the appreciation of classicists and their students for the immense possibilities of the languages they read, translate, and teach. Since the Greek and Latin quotations are translated into English, it will also be welcomed by non-classicists as an aid to understanding the enormous influence of ancient Greek and Latin poetry on modern Western literature.
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(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Author Biography - Mark W. Edwards
Mark W. Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Stanford University. He is the author of "Homer: Poet of the Iliad" and Volume 5 of "The Iliad: A Commentary".