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The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

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A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and whose works have had an enduring influence on our literature and our imagination. Starting with the legendary Orpheus and the possibly mythical Homer, Schmidt conjures a host of our literary forebears. From Hipponax, 'the dirty old man of poetry', to Theocritus, the father of pastoral; from Sappho, who threw herself from a cliff for love, to ...

The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets 2016, Head of Zeus, London

ISBN-13: 9781784975975

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The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets 2006, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375725258

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The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets 2005, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375411205

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