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Greek Lyrics (Phoenix Books) av Various
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Greek Lyrics (Phoenix Books) (urspr publ 1955; utgåvan 1960)

av Various (Författare), Richmond Lattimore (Översättare)

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"Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names--Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho--acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand."--Louise Bogan, The New Yorker "The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore's versions is that they are pure. The lenses he provides are as clear as our language is capable of making them."--Moses Hadas, N.Y. Herald Tribune… (mer)
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Titel:Greek Lyrics (Phoenix Books)
Författare:Various (Författare)
Andra författare:Richmond Lattimore (Översättare)
Info:University of Chicago Press (1960), Edition: Revised, 100 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Greek Lyrics av Richmond Lattimore (Editor) (1955)

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Fragments of poems by a variety of ancient Greek poets. The translations are lovely, though I wish Lattimore had given a few more notes explaining some of the references. He does provide a short biography of each poet. ( )
  Marse | Oct 24, 2020 |
I only read selections from this book. I read the poems of Solon, Sappho, and Pindar. The selections hail from different areas of the ancient Greek world, from different genders, one female poet and two male poets, with different meters and styles. I liked Sappho the best.

One of her fragments states,
Like the sweet apple turning red on the branch top, on the
top of the topmost branch, and the gatherers did not notice it,
rather, they did notice, but could not reach up to take it.
I don't know what the metaphor is! A beautiful, young woman with unfulfilled hopes? Unfulfilled dreams of the gatherers? But it reminded me of Robert Frost's poem "After Apple Picking."

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still,
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.

Robert Frost's poem has the same item--an apple or two left at the top of a tree, unpicked. This may be a metaphor for death, and the apples may be unfulfilled dreams.

What a great reminder to think about in this season of apple-picking when the crisp fall air seeps in through the windows each evening. It reminds us to live life to the fullest and pick those apples off the top branches. Reach for them.
  heidip | Sep 15, 2014 |
Included here are over a hundred poems and poetic fragments from thirty Greek lyric poets of antiquity as well as some anonymous verse spanning from the 7th to the 5th Century. It's a slim book--only 82 pages in paperback. Almost all of the above survive only in fragments found in pot shards, scraps of papyrus used to wrap mummies and quotations by grammarians and others. The most notable--or at least poets I’ve heard mentioned and seen anthologized elsewhere are: Archilochos of Paros, Solon (legendary statesman of Athens), Alcman of Sparta, Stesichorus of Hemera, Ibycus of Rhegium, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Anakreon of Teos (who is supposed to have influenced Aeschylus) Simonides of Ceos (to whom the famous epitaph for Sparta’s 400 who fell at Thermopylae is ascribed), Bacchylides of Ceos, Pindar of Thebes (famous for his Olympic Victory Odes) and Sappho of Lesbos, Praxilla of Sicyon and Corinna of Tanagra, notable woman poets.

Among the poets represented I regret most all we’ve lost by Archilochos and Sappho. Both of them despite the fragmentary nature of what survived come through as personalities and amazing poets--in what couldn't be a wider contrast. Archilochos was a mercenary with has been called a "nettle tongue;" there was a legend wasps hovered over his grave. In a translation of his poems by Davenport, I could definitely see the soldier--often biting, crude, lewd, blunt. That wasn’t as apparent in this edition by Lattimore. Sappho is the great lyric poet of antiquity. Plato called her the "tenth muse." She's Archilochos opposite pole, vernal, refined--but like him at times frank in speaking of desire. Her poems were preserved until nearly A.D 1000, at least according to A Book of Woman Poets, "when a wrathful church destroyed whatever it could find. In 1073 her writings were publicly burned in Rome and Constantinople by order of Pope Gregory VIII." Otherwise, I find it valuable to have collected in one place such a wide range of the notable Greek poets and I appreciate the introductions to each poet. Not knowing Greek, it’s hard for me to judge the translations--except that I’ve seen renderings of the famous epitaph to the Spartans and of Sappho and Archilochos I’ve liked better--but perhaps these are truer--I can’t know. I do know I didn't much like the Lattimore translation of Homer I encountered in high school and it took Robert Fitzgerald's translation for it to catch fire with me. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Aug 22, 2013 |
Edition: Second Edition Revised and Enlarged // Descr: xi, 81 p. : map 20 cm. // Series: Call No. { 848 L12 } // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
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"Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names--Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho--acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand."--Louise Bogan, The New Yorker "The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore's versions is that they are pure. The lenses he provides are as clear as our language is capable of making them."--Moses Hadas, N.Y. Herald Tribune

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