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Loeb Classical Library 258

Greek Elegiac Poetry

From the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries BC

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HARDCOVER

$28.00 • £19.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674995826

Publication Date: 09/01/1999

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512 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

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The contemporary literalness of Gerber’s translations will do much to make these poems appealing and accessible to undergraduates… Gerber successfully transmits both the letter and the spirit of the Greek, and his eloquent directness will be welcome to both scholars and students.—Emily Katz Anhalt, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

These two additions to the Loeb Classical Library [Greek Elegiac Poetry and Greek Iambic Poetry] will be welcomed by readers at all levels. Archolicus, Hipponax, Solon, the Theognidea, and many others are now accessible as never before… The translations, into prose, are wonderfully clear and readable. All traces of translationese have been removed, or more likely were never there. While the revisions are plain, they are always instructive and can be elegant. It will repay students to read these versions not just as a crib, but to compare them carefully with the Greek. There are surprises and delights for the attentive… Gerber has a gift for finding English that shows how the Greek works… The notes are marvels of condensed information… Gerber throughout the notes writes in a clear, concise, and scrupulous style. In effect he had summarized for his readers a great deal of information about current interpretations and problems of dozens and dozens of fragments… Gerber has distilled an impressive amount of scholarship. That feat, together with the excellence of his translations, makes these volumes among the most distinguished of those recently issued.—H.G. Edinger, Phoenix

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