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Dances for Flute and Thunder

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
An acclaimed modern poet unlocks the forgotten music of ancient Greek lyrics--that are as fresh today as when they were written--in a new free-spirited translation

Two and a half millennia ago, on the western coast of Anatolia and the islands nearby, poetry touched almost everyone. It was performed by aristocrats and beggars, by soldiers, prostitutes, maiden votaries, state
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Viking Adult
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
I picked this up randomly because somehow I convinced myself it was ancient poems from Turkey, not Greece. Oh well, it is quick and I enjoyed it. All the poems are translated by Brooks Haxton, and some come from poetry fragments and other such finds (and some are incomplete). I didn't care much for the name-dropping poems as I'm not overly familiar wtih names such as Timokreon or Themistokles, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of poems focusing on love and emotion.

Eros (Sappho, 7th ce
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Wayne
Nov 26, 2008 Wayne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those romanced by a Special Place!!
Recommended to Wayne by: Brooks Haxton's translation of Heraclitus, "Fragments".
I don't have a copy of this yet.
YET!!!!
Which proclaims my determination to!!
These are poems Brooks Haxton has translated from the Ancient Greek.
I am giving it 5 stars even before reading it!!
My poem written about a year after returning from a year's teaching English in Athens may explain some of my 'little obsession'.

DOWN AMONG THE GREEKS
( To June)
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My souvenirs were few:
a tiny soldier doll,
frill-skirted, pom-pom shoed;
twenty postcards of Poseidon
from twenty different views;
two collecti
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SarahC
translated by Brooks Haxton these are the poetry of Archilochos, Sappho, Solon and others. For a beginner to ancient poetry like me, why start with anything less.
James Schwartz
I love, love, love it!
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