Of Gods And Men

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Of Gods And Men

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Author: Daisy Dunn


ISBN: 9781803287430

Date: 8th December, 2022

Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS

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  2. Sagas and Epics
  3. Literary Studies: General
  4. Anthologies: General


A rigorously and imaginatively researched anthology of classical literature, bringing together one hundred stories from the rich diversity of the literary canon of ancient Greece and Rome. 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 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 Dunn herself.

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