Anacreon

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Revered in the canon of Nine Lyric Poets, Anacreon flourished in the sixth century BC. His widespread popularity over the classical world went on to inspire countless imitators. His writings influenced fifth century Athenian drama, while tragedy adopted his metres and comic playwrights, including Aristophanes, made allusions to his verses. He was also admired by the Latin poets Ovid, Propertius and Horace, who frequently alludes to his work. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Anacreon’s fragments, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Anacreon’s life and works
* Features the complete fragments of Anacreon, preserved in the writings of other ancient authors, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the fragments
* Includes J. M. Edmonds’s translation of the fragments, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Also features multiple translations of the ‘Anacreontea’ — a Hellenic collection of odes inspired by Anacreon’s poetry and traditionally ascribed to the poet
* The Romantic poet Thomas Moore’s celebrated 1800 translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the fragments you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a bonus biography — discover Anacreon’s ancient world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translations
Fragments of Anacreon (1924)
Anacreontea (Moore translation, 1800)
Anacreontea (Bourne translation, 1844)
Anacreontea (Edmonds translation, 1931)

The Greek Texts
List of Greek Texts

The Biography
Life of Anacreon (1924) by J. M. Edmonds

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