Paperback ✓ Idylls PDF ñ

Paperback  ✓ Idylls PDF ñ Poetry is really not for me, but I m glad a sampled Ancient Greek poetry anyway I liked how different themes were touched throughout the 30 idylls in this book. Still, Arab and Persian poetry kicksass Up to this point in reading ancient Greek poetry, I ve encountered verse that has struck me as interesting and beautiful, but the idylls of Theocritus are the first that I can say I ve truly loved These are lusty songs of life, desire, love, and loss Anthony Verity s translations are so vibrant that I felt at times as if I were reading slices of real life, even when the topics included mythical gods or ancient folk tales I think what draws me to Theocritusthan other Greek poets is his b Up to this point in reading ancient Greek poetry, I ve encountered verse that has struck me as interesting and beautiful, but the idylls of Theocritus are the first that I can say I ve truly loved These are lusty songs of life, desire, love, and loss Anthony Verity s translations are so vibrant that I felt at times as if I were reading slices of real life, even when the topics included mythical gods or ancient folk tales I think what draws me to Theocritusthan other Greek poets is his bucolic poetry the focus on salt of the earth goatherds, shepherds, laborers, and common men and women These are not for the most part celebrating epic warriors or goddess like women As a scholar of American literature, I am reminded of everything from Whitman to William Carlos Williams to the short fiction of regional writers And I think that s the other reason I enjoy these poems they have the narrative thrust of fiction In fact, one of the books on my library reading list is Mark Payne s Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction, which explores these connections Even when Theocritus moves tomythic topics in his later idylls, he gives us brief, powerful vignettes that again have the feel of short stories Heracles killing snakes as a baby, the fight between Polydeuces and Amycus from the Argonautica, etc For me, this pastoral verse is the epitome of Greek poetry and,so than even the lyrical poets, the model of so much Western poetry to come Come for the famous pastorals, stay for the poem of a girl performing witchcraft to gain back the affections of her lover. A key figure in the development of Western literature, the Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse, was the inventor of bucolic or pastoral poetry in the first half of the third century BC These vignettes of country life, which center on competitions of song and love are the foundational poems of the western pastoral tradition They were the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and their influence can be seen in the work of Petrarch and Milton Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is chiefly famous, Theocritus also wrote hymns to the gods, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, short narrative epics, epigrams, and encomia of the powerful The great variety of his poems illustrates the rich and flourishing poetic culture of what was a golden age of Greek poetry Based on the original Greek text, this accurate and fluent translation is the only edition of the complete Idylls currently in print It includes an accessible introduction by Richard Hunter that describes what is known of Theocritus, the poetic tradition and Theocritus innovations and what exactly is meant by bucolic poetry I really enjoyed this I could have lived without the encomia dedicated to Ptolemy and the Dioscuri, perhaps, but the early singing contests and the Cyclops serenade and the chatty exchange of the women at the festival and the idyll of the sorceress and the last two passionate poems addressed to anonymous young lovers by the poet in old age were beyond wonderful Especially the delicacy of the details, the scent of rennet, the type of gauzy garments the little distaff makes possible, the names I really enjoyed this I could have lived without the encomia dedicated to Ptolemy and the Dioscuri, perhaps, but the early singing contests and the Cyclops serenade and the chatty exchange of the women at the festival and the idyll of the sorceress and the last two passionate poems addressed to anonymous young lovers by the poet in old age were beyond wonderful Especially the delicacy of the details, the scent of rennet, the type of gauzy garments the little distaff makes possible, the names of places and plants particularly I kind of liked the Idylls better than Virgil s Eclogues, in fact I need to go back and compare Sitten Damoitas suuteli Dafnista ja antoi t lle syrinksins Vastalahjaksi h n sai Dafniksen hienon huilun Niin alkoi Damoitas soittaa huilua ja lehmipaimen Dafnis puhalsi syrinksiin ja hiehot tanssivat nuoressa hein ss Eiv tk he voittaneet kumpikaan, vaan olivat taidossa tasavertaisetPaimenpojat I Paimenidylli , mytologiaa, homoerotiikkaa ja rakkautta ilman vastakaikua.lempparit 2 Taiantekij t Kaupunkimilj h n sijoitettu miimi, joka kuvaa nuoren naisen mahd hetairan yrityksi voitSitten Damoitas suuteli Dafnista ja antoi t lle syrinksins Vastalahjaksi h n sai Dafniksen hienon huilun Niin alkoi Damoitas soittaa huilua ja lehmipaimen Dafnis puhalsi syrinksiin ja hiehot tanssivat nuoressa hein ss Eiv tk he voittaneet kumpikaan, vaan olivat taidossa tasavertaisetPaimenpojat I Paimenidylli , mytologiaa, homoerotiikkaa ja rakkautta ilman vastakaikua.lempparit 2 Taiantekij t Kaupunkimilj h n sijoitettu miimi, joka kuvaa nuoren naisen mahd hetairan yrityksi voittaa magian voimin takaisin haluamansa miehen kiinnostus.6 Paimenpojat I Kahden nuoren paimenpojan vuorolaulu Polyfemos kykloopista.10 Elonleikkaajat Maalaismilj h n sijoitettu runo elonkorjuusta Henkil in kaksi maamiest toinen paimenrunoista tuttu naiivi, rakastunut, v h n sentimentaalinen maalaispoika, toinen arkisessa karuudessaan yksi Theokritoksen realistisimmin luonnehdituista henkil hahmoista.13 Hylas Koskettava kuvaus siit , miten Herkules menett Hylaksen, rakastamansa nuoren pojan, jonka l hteen nymfit hukuttavat.15 Syrakuusattaret Kaksi syrakuusalaissyntyist keskiluokkaisrouvaa matkaavat Aleksandrian Adonisjuhlaan For as long as I put this off for class you d think I d really hate it, but it was actually very interesting It was also a lot gayer than I originally expected, so thats always nice. Moved to the countryside because of this book 0 10, entirely misleading. I enjoyed these idyllsthan I thought I would They were surprisingly funny and relatable, though written in the 3rd century BC I will certainly come back to read these again someday.

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