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The Song of Eros

Ancient Greek Love Poems

Translated by Bradley P. Nystrom

Publication Year: 2009

This collection of new translations of eighty ancient Greek love poems provides a pleasant, thought-provoking reminder of love’s vagaries as captured through the wit, charm, and insight of the master poets of antiquity.

Published by: Southern Illinois University Press

Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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PREFACE

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pp. ix-x

For most people Greek poetry means Homer, and rightly so, since the first and greatest of Greek poets is that singer of tales of men at arms and a hero's return home from Troy. But there were also those who sang of love, artists who celebrated in verse the whole range of experience and emotion that every lover knows. ...

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The Poets

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Born in Myrina on the west coast of Asia Minor, Agathias lived from 536 to 582 A.D. He studied law in Alexandria and Constantinople, where he earned the title scholastikos, and edited an anthology of poems that became the basis of the Greek Anthology. ...

Index to the Greek Texts

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pp. 111-115


E-ISBN-13: 9780809386840
E-ISBN-10: 0809386844
Print-ISBN-13: 9780809329069
Print-ISBN-10: 0809329069

Page Count: 128
Illustrations: 18 b/w halftones
Publication Year: 2009