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The Lays of Marie de France

translated by David R. Slavitt
edition: eBook
tagged: french, ancient, classical & medieval

The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. …

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Thalia Delighting in Song

Essays on Ancient Greek Poetry

by Emmet I. Robbins, edited by Bonnie MacLachlan
edition: eBook
tagged: ancient & classical, poetry, ancient, classical & medieval

Emmet I. Robbins earned an international reputation as a scholar of ancient Greek poetry, possessing a broad cultural background and a command of many languages that allowed him to
present sensitive and informed readings of poets from Homer to the tragedians. Thalia Delighting in Song assembles for the first time his work from 1975 through 1999, …

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Theogony / Works and Days

translated by C.S. Morrissey, by First Hesiod
edition: eBook
tagged: ancient, classical & medieval

C.S. Morrissey’s brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and recollects how Zeus established his cosmic reign of justice. Works and Days examines the …

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The Metabolism of Desire

The Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti

by Guido Cavalcanti, translated by David R. Slavitt
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: ancient, classical & medieval

The fact that Cavlacanti’s friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti’s own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, the “sweet new style” that emerged in thirteenth-century Florence. While Dante’s poetry was devoted to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice, Caval …

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The Early Greek Poets and Their Times

by Anthony J. Podlecki
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: ancient, classical & medieval

This book brings a new approach to the study of the early Greek lyric poets. Instead of concentrating on the poetry as literature, Podlecki has chosen to examine the life and works of the leading poets of the eighth to fifth century B.C. in the context of the military and historical events of the period.

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Woman's Songs in Ancient Greece

by Anne L. Klinck
edition: eBook
tagged: ancient, classical & medieval

Through a balanced discussion of poetry as performance, relevant kinds and genres of poetry, the definition and scope of "woman's song" as a mode, partheneia (maidens' songs) and the girls' chorus, lyric in the drama, echoes and imitations of archaic woman's song in Hellenistic poetry, and inferences about the differences between male and female au …

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