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Of Gods and Men
08 Aug 2019 * EBOOK * £9.99 * 9781788546737

An anthology of classical literature, both non-fiction and fiction, bringing together one hundred stories from the rich diversity of the literary canon of ancient Greece and Rome.

Non Fiction / DQ (Anthologies)
Extent: 640 pages
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Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Romeedited by Daisy Dunn

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.

 
Daisy Dunn read Classics at Oxford, before winning a scholarship to the Courtauld and completing a doctorate in Classics and History of Art at University College London. She writes and reviews for many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and Standpoint, and is editor of Argo, a Greek culture magazine. She was longlisted for the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize. She is the author of Catullus' Bedspread and an accompanying volume of the poems in translation, The Poems of Catullus.

A stunning revelation of the breadth of Greek and Latin literature in one glorious volume, from an admired young classicist.

Covers the full range of literary genres, from epic poetry to natural history and from satire to travel writing.

A captivating mixture of the familiar and the esoteric.

MARKET: Mary Beard; Tom Holland.


'This anthology is hard to beat for big names', BBC History Magazine

'The book is perfect gift material but really, you should treat yourself to it first', Minerva

'An excellent collection. Everyone needs to know the Classics, and this volume is a good place not just to start but also to continue and depend one's love for the Ancients', Catholic Herald

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