The Greek Poets

The Greek Poets

Homer to the Present

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
An extensive volume of Greek poetry includes more than one thousand entries spanning three millenia and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar, and Seferis.

Norton Pub
Three thousand years of the greatest Greek poetry, exquisitely translated and assembled in a handsome volume sure to be a modern classic.

Book News
Constantine et al., a translator and scholars of English and Greek literature in the US, present an anthology of Greek poetry that contains about 1,000 poems translated into English. Poems are arranged by historical period, from classical antiquity to the twentieth century, and include 185 poets, such as Homer, Sappho, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Andreas Kalvos, Dionysios Solomos, Georgios Souris, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, C.P. Cavafy, Angelos Sikelianos, Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, Yannis Ritsos, Kostis Palamas, and Jenny Mastoraki, as well as folk songs from 1400 to 2000. Half of the poems have new translations, and many have not previously appeared in English. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
This landmark volume captures three millennia of Greek poetry—more than 1,000 poems and 200 poets. From the epics of Homeric Greece to the historical and erotic ironies of Cavafy, from the romances, hymns, and bawdy rhymes of Byzantium to the innovative voices of a resurgent twentieth century, this anthology brings together the diverse strands of the Greek poetic tradition. The favorites are all here—raging Achilles, restless Odysseus, strong-hearted Penelope—but The Greek Poets also presents neglected eras, from the rise of Constantinople to the end of the Ottoman occupation. In offering canonical poets such as Sappho and Pindar, and the modern Nobel laureates Seferis and Elytis, the renowned editors give us their new translations and bring together other masterful translators, including Robert Fagles, James Merrill, and W. S. Merwin, along with a younger generation that includes Anne Carson, Paul Muldoon, and Alicia Stallings. This is an essential companion to the Western literary tradition.

& Taylor

An extensive volume of leading Greek poetry, edited by an award-winning translator and other authorities, includes more than 1,000 entries spanning some 3,000 years and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar and Seferis.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393060836
Characteristics: xxxiii, 692 p. : map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Constantine, Peter 1963-


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