Puerilities: Erotic Epigrams of the Greek Anthology


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Elegiac lyrics celebrating the love of boys, which the translator terms "Puerilities," comprise most of the twelfth book of "The Greek Anthology." That book, the so-called "Musa Puerilis," is brilliantly translated in this, the first complete verse version in English. It is a delightful eroticopia of short poems by great and lesser-known Greek poets, spanning hundreds of years, from ancient times to the late Christian era. The epigrams--wry, wistful, lighthearted, libidinous, and sometimes bawdy--revel in the beauty and ...

Puerilities: Erotic Epigrams of "The Greek Anthology" 2001, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691088198