7 Greeks

ISBN-10: 0811212882

ISBN-13: 9780811212885

Edition: 1995

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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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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 6/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Author, artist, literary critic and translator Guy Davenport was born on November 23, 1927 in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1948 and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Literature from Merton College, Oxford University in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1961. He taught English at several universities from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He received numerous awards including the O. Henry Award for short stories, the 1981 Morton Douwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and translation awards from PEN and the Academy of American Poets. He died on January 4, 2005 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Introduction
Archilochos (7th century BC)
Sappho (7th century BC)
Alkman (7th century BC)
Ankreon (6th century BC)
Herakleitos (5th century BC)
Diogenes (5th century BC)
Herondas (3rd century BC)
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