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Song of Eros

Song of Eros

Ancient Greek Love Poems

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Translated by Bradley P. Nystrom Illustrated by Claudette Sherbert Little


Paperback (Other formats: E-book)
128 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 18 illustrations


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About the Book

This collection of new translations of eighty poems provides a pleasant, thought-provoking reminder of love’s vagaries as captured through the wit, charm, and insight of the master poets of antiquity.

All the emotions and experiences associated with love—rejection, infatuation, ecstasy, desperation, loneliness—are rendered accessible to contemporary readers through this lively, modern, yet faithful English translation of works that date from the seventh century the sixth century A.D.Illustrations accompany the poetry of Plato, Sappho, Stratto, Meleagros, and others, capturing both the flavor of the age and the theme of the texts.


Bradley P. Nystrom teaches in the Departments of History and Humanities at California State University–Sacramento.