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Published: 26 November 2020

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198854654

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Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

Gideon Nisbet

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Greek Anthology is our principal source for an entire genre of ancient Greek literature, the epigram (short poems).
  • The first large-scale translation from the Greek Anthology in nearly a century.
  • Translated into lively and readable verse, without sacrificing accuracy; and is unexpurgated.
  • The detailed introduction explains the origins of Greek epigram; the ancient anthology tradition; the social world of the poets; the reception of the Anthology in education and literature; and its role in the formation of modern identities.
  • The poems of the Anthology tell on Greek life across more than a millennium, from epigram's Hellenistic beginnings right through to Christian Constantinople.
  • Extensive explantory notes on the poems.

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