This volume features selections of odes, hymns, and lyrics from many of Greece's most noted classical poets—including Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, Sophocles, and Euripides—beautifully illustrated with details of ancient Greek frescoes, vase paintings, and sculptures. Over the centuries, celebrated writers such as George Chapman, Mary Barnard, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and W. B. Yeats have been inspired to create contemporary translations of these enduring verses. In this volume are their and other modern poets' captivating verses in translation, accompanied by the original Greek.
This lively combination of the poetry and illustrations, along with notes on each poet and on archaeological sites such as Knossos, Akrotiri, Mycenae, Lipari, and Paestum where the Greek art objects in this book were excavated, makes this volume a perfect introduction to Greek verse.
"Be warned, once you see it you'll want to give it to friends."
4 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches
30 color illustrations
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum