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THE FIRST POETS: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A dense, spirited, deeply thoughtful prequel to English poet and editor Schmidt's Lives of the Poets (1999).Assuming that his audience is as devoted as he is to the importance of classical texts, the author argues that readers should not be "impoverished by a pragmatic sense of historical fact" and miss out on the fun of reconstructing the dauntingly inaccessible lives of the poets who created ... Read full review

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