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    Classical Love Poetry (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum) (Hardback) Edited by Dr Jonathan Williams, Edited by Clive Cheesman

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    DescriptionThis lovely book pairs selections of translated Greek and Roman verse from Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, among others, with fine examples of paintings, sculpture, vases, and decorative objects. The excerpts, which cover the period from the eighth century B.C. to the early Middle Ages, were chosen from famous works, such as Homer's Iliad as well as less well-known pieces, such as the writings of the Greek poet Ibycus. This book demonstrates that the human preoccupation with love in all its forms has inspired writers for millennia: from the expression of enduring faithfulness and familial affection in Homer's description of Hector and Andromache to the passionate intensity portrayed by the later Greek lyric poets and the light-hearted depiction of love as a lost little boy by the anonymous authors of the Inacreontea. The book includes a brief introduction to Greek and Roman views on love and marriage, a short biographical note on each of the major poets, and a glossary of mythical and geographical names.


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    Title
    Classical Love Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Dr Jonathan Williams, Edited by Clive Cheesman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892367863
    ISBN 10: 0892367865
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PST
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190, POE008000
    DC22: 880
    DC21: 880
    Abridged Dewey: 880
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA3624.L7 C58 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    01 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles, CA
    Author Information
    Jonathan Williams is curator of Iron Age and Roman coins at the British Museum and has published widely on Roman history and numismatics. Clive Cheesman is a former curator in the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum.