7 Greeks

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New Directions Publishing, 1995 - Poetry - 241 pages
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Here is a colorful variety pf works by seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the eighth to the third centuries BC. Salvaged from shattered pottery vases and tattered scrolls of papyrus, everything decipherable from the remains of these ancient authors is assembled here. From early to later, the collection contains: Archilochos; Sappho; Alkman; Anakreon; the philosophers Herakleitos and Diogenes; and Herondas. This composite of fragments translated by Guy Davenport is the most complete collection of its kind ever to appear in one volume.
 

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Spanning from the eighth to the third century B.C., included here are four poets (Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman and Anakreon), two philosophers (Herakleitos and Diogenes, the Cynic philospher), and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Howard Mansfield - Goodreads

Guy Davenport's translations are fresh. This is a book you'll keep returning to. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
ARCHILOCHOS 7th century BC
23
SAPPHO 7th century BC
69
ALKMAN 7th century BC
117
ANAKREON 6th century BC
136
HERAKLEITOS 5th century BC
158
DIOGENES 5th century BC
172
HERONDAS 3rd century BC
185
Notes
231
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As Bruce Bawer wrote in Bookforum, "the late Guy Davenport (1927-2005) left behind an oeuvre that is one long lesson in the history of civilization, and to read any part of it—story, essay, or translation—is to be enthralled by his unflagging intellectual energy and engagement." His books include The Geography of the Imagination, The Death of Picasso, Herakleitos and Diogenes, A Table of Green Fields, The Cardiff Team, DaVinci's Bicycle, and many more.

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