The Greek Anthology (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Greek Anthology The life of Hesiod, remote from towns, and far away up the gulf of time, and his poetry devoid of sensation and excitement in its almost impersonal didacticism, place the writer who deals with them at a disadvan tage, as compared with one whose theme is an ancient epic, or a Greek or Roman historian. He lacks, in a great measure, the choice Of parallels by aid of which he may abridge the distance between the shadowy past and the living present. He cannot easily per suade himself or his readers to realise, in the inspired rustic Of Ascra, a heart once pregnant with celestial fire, when he reﬂects how foreign to the wildest dreams Of an English ploughman would be the redue tion to verse Of his rural experiences, or, still more, Of his notions about the divine governance Of the universe. Yet this is scarcely an excuse for over looking the possible contemporary of Homer, the poet. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 404 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 540g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 30 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white