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    DescriptionThis landmark volume captures three millennia of Greek poetry - more than 1,000 poems and 200 poets. From the epics of Homeric Greece to the historical and erotic ironies of Cavafy, from the romances, hymns and bawdy rhymes of Byzantium to the innovative voices of the twentieth century, this essential companion to the Western literary tradition brings together the diverse strands of the Greek poetic tradition. The favorites are all here but "The Greek Poets" also presents neglected eras from the rise of Constantinople to the end of the Ottoman occupation. The editors present canonical poets such as Sappho and Pindar and modern Nobel laureates Seferis and Elytis. Presenting their own translations, they include the work of past masters such as Robert Fagles and W.S. Merwin along with a younger generation of translators including Anne Carson and Paul Muldoon. It includes an introduction by Robert Hass.


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    Title
    The Greek Poets
    Subtitle
    Homer to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Constantine, Edited by Rachel Hadas, Edited by Edmund Keeley, Edited by Karen Van Dyck, Introduction by Robert Hass
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393060836
    ISBN 10: 0393060837
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AH
    B&T Approval Code: A23303000
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.008
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 881.0108, 881/.0108
    LC classification: PA3622.A2 C66 2010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 2AH
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DCQ, DSB
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AH
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    05 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Constantine is an awardwinning translator, Rachel Hadas is a noted poet and professor at Rutgers University, Edmund Keeley is a professor emeritus at Princeton University and Karen van Dyck is a professor of Greek literature at Columbia University.
    Review quote
    "It [The Greek Poets]introduces us to the Byzantine, medieval and Romantic voices in a millennial legacy which few other literatures can match. This is a treasure house to be visited and revisited." Times Literary Supplement