New Directions, 1995 - Poetry - 241 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: 7 GreeksUser Review - Howard Mansfield - Goodreads
Guy Davenport's translations are fresh. This is a book you'll keep returning to. Read full review