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Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names--Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho--acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand.--Louise Bogan, The New Yorker The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore's versions is that they are pure. The lenses ...

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Greek Lyrics
1960, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226469447

2nd Rev and Enl edition

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Greek Lyrics
1960, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226469430

Revised edition


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