By Sappho, Diogenes of Sinope, Archilochos, Alkman, Anakreon, Herakleitos, Herondas
"Overall, this quantity will have the funds for nice excitement to students, lecturers, and likewise those that easily like to watch pleasant souls disport themselves in language."—Anne Carson
Here is a colourful type pf works via seven Greek poets and philosophers who lived from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BC. Salvaged from shattered pottery vases and tattered scrolls of papyrus, every thing decipherable from the is still of those historical authors is assembled right here. From early to later, the gathering includes: Archilochos; Sappho; Alkman; Anakreon; the philosophers Herakleitos and Diogenes; and Herondas. This composite of fragments translated by way of man Davenport is the main whole choice of its style ever to seem in a single quantity.
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It goes so fast. ” The Stage Manager tells her no, but suggests that some saints and poets do value life. By now it is dark. The dead enjoy the companionship of the stars. George Gibbs approaches Emily’s grave and falls full length across it at Emily’s feet. Emily looks at Mrs. ” The Stage Manager returns and reports that almost everybody is asleep in Grover’s Corners. The stars are shining brightly, but scholars say that there is no life on other stars. Here on earth, everyone strains to make something of life.