The First Poets

The First Poets

Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

Book - 2005
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"In The First Poets, Schmidt rescues the lives of classical Greek poets from their relative obscurity. Here is Orpheus, the first of the first poets, healer, mystic, and magical fixer; and Homer, about whom almost nothing is known for certain except the magnificence of his two great epic poems. Here are Linos and Arion, who survive only in legend; and Amphion, who survives through the tales we ascribe to him. Here are Sappho, the greatest Greek woman writer, and Hesiod; Hipponax, the "dirty old man of poetry"; and Theocritus, the father of the pastoral; and many others." "Combining the verifiable facts of their lives and the narratives provided by later writers, Schmidt walks the fine line between fact and scholarly conjecture to create vivid, animated, wonderfully compelling portraits of these ancestors of our culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005
ISBN: 9780375411205
0375411208
Branch Call Number: 881 SCHMIDT
Characteristics: xxviii, 410 p. ; maps ; 25 cm

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