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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
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
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.
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'.

( To June)
My souvenirs were few:
a tiny soldier doll,
frill-skirted, pom-pom shoed;
twenty postcards of Poseidon
from twenty different views;
two collecti
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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