9780674995826-0674995821-Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Loeb Classical Library No. 258)

Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Loeb Classical Library No. 258)

ISBN-13: 9780674995826
ISBN-10: 0674995821
Author: Tyrtaeus, Solon, Theognis, Mimnermus
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674995826
ISBN-10: 0674995821
Author: Tyrtaeus, Solon, Theognis, Mimnermus
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tyrtaeus, Solon, Theognis, Mimnermus wrote Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Loeb Classical Library No. 258) comprising 512 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674995821 and 9780674995826. Since then Greek Elegiac Poetry: From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Loeb Classical Library No. 258) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Greek poetry of the archaic period that we call elegy was composed primarily for banquets and convivial gatherings. Its subject matter consists of almost any topic, excluding only the scurrilous and obscene. In this completely new Loeb Classical Library edition, Douglas Gerber provides a faithful translation of the fragments and significant testimonia that have come down to us, with full explanatory notes.

Most substantial in this volume is the collection of elegiac verses to which Theognis' name is attached. Drinking and merry-making are frequent themes in these poems; there are also more reflective and philosophic pieces and love poems. Together they offer an interesting picture of an aristocratic man's views about life, friendship, fate, and daily concerns. Also notable in this volume is the martial verse of the Spartan Tyrtaeus and the poetry of Solon, Athens' famous lawmaker.

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