Cut These Words into My Stone offers evidence that ancient Greek life was not only celebrated in great heroic epics, but was also commemorated in hundreds of artfully composed verse epitaphs. They have been preserved in anthologies and gleaned from weathered headstones.Three-year-old Archianax, playing near a well,Was drawn down by his own silent reflection.His mother, afraid he had no breath left,Hauled him back up wringing wet. He had a little....
By Michael Wolfe
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (January 31, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 6905763
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
I always find these ancient Greek short poems some of the most moving ever written. My only wish is that there had been more in this collection. Can't wait for the next volumes, which I hope there will be.