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Dances for Flute and Thunder

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
These poems are so direct and contemporary in feel they read as if they were written last year not 2500 years ago. It's no wonder they reached everyone in ancient Greece, from aristocrats, philosophers and statesmen to soldiers, beggars, and prostitutes. Then, poetry was sung. Now, readers still turn to Greek verse for its beauty and wisdom. However, despite many fine tran ...more
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 it was amazing
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
Jul 22, 2007 SarahC rated it really liked it
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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.
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