This choice of new translations of 80 poems offers a delightful, thought-provoking reminder of love’s vagaries as captured throughout the wit, appeal, and perception of the grasp poets of antiquity.

All the sentiments and studies linked to love—rejection, infatuation, ecstasy, desperation, loneliness—are rendered obtainable to modern readers via this vigorous, smooth, but devoted English translation of works that date from the 7th century B.C.to the 6th century A.D.Illustrations accompany the poetry of Plato, Sappho, Stratto, Meleagros, and others, shooting either the flavour of the age and the subject of the texts.

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