Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome (Hardback)Daisy Dunn (editor)
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Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon.
Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the Aeneid) and the less familiar or expected, Of Gods and Men ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of Hesiod; from the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides to the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch and the pen portraits of Theophrastus; and from the comedies of Plautus to the the fictions of Petronius and Apuleius.
Of Gods and Men is embellished by translations from writers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I (Boethius), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Plato), Walter Pater (Apuleius's Golden Ass), Lawrence of Arabia (Homer's Odyssey), Louis MacNeice (Aeschylus's Agamemnon) and Ted Hughes (Ovid's Pygmalion), as well as a number of accomplished translations by Daisy herself.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 640
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
'Lyrical, playful and startlingly original ... Breathes extraordinary new life into the classical world. An unforgettable journey into the high art and low life of ancient Rome' Dan Jones, on Catullus' Bedspread.
'Simultaneously imaginative and learned, Dunn has written the perfect introduction to Catullus and his world' Tom Holland.
'Dunn does a brilliant job of recreating Rome in the first century BC ... This is a triumph of modern classical scholarship made accessible through lucid writing' Independent.
'A haunting reminder of how little humanity has changed over two thousand years and a moving introduction to the greatest love poet of all time' Robert Harris.
'Dunn's brilliant new biography of the Roman master will shine beams of light on his darkly passionate poetry' Professor Paul Cartledge.