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Classical Love Poetry

By: Homer,Sappho,Anacreon
Narrated by: Edward de Souza,Paul Jesson
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Many of us are familiar with the epic stories and legends of the classical world. This anthology, the only one of its kind on audiobook, gives an insight into a more lyrical and tender aspect of Greek and Roman literature. From Homer's lofty lines on the loves of the gods to the earthier verse of Catullus to his mistress Lesbia, this recording encompasses the major love poetry written between the 8th century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. Translations are by British poets including Dryden, Pope, Johnson, Marlowe, and Byron.
(P)1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; ©1998 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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Awesome, for those who love verse

Love poetry, especially to the ancients, seems more honest here than sentimental, with poems more about oozing heartbreak and the harsh realities of love, of Gods having their ways and the consequences of love. But there are definitely dishes here for the sentimental as well. Fantastic reading, accompanied by dreamy classical music selections played at the start and not interrupting the readings.