By Richard P. Martin,Michael Wolfe
Cut those phrases into My Stone bargains facts that old Greek lifestyles was once not just celebrated in nice heroic epics, yet used to be additionally honored in hundreds of thousands of artfully composed verse epitaphs. they've been preserved in anthologies and gleaned from weathered headstones.
Three-year-old Archianax, taking part in close to a well,Was drawn down by means of his personal silent reflection.
His mom, afraid he had no breath left,Hauled him again up wringing rainy. He had a little.
He did not taint the nymphs' deep home.He dozed off in her lap. he is drowsing still.
These phrases, translated from the unique Greek by means of poet and filmmaker Michael Wolfe, mark the passing of a kid who died approximately 2,000 years in the past. historical Greek epitaphs honor the lives, and infrequently describe the deaths, of a wealthy move portion of Greek society, together with humans of every age and periods— paupers, fishermen, tyrants, virgins, drunks, foot squaddies, generals—and a few non-people—horses, dolphins, and bugs. With short remark and notes, this bilingual number of 127 brief, witty, and sometimes soft epigrams spans 1,000 years of the written be aware.
Cut those phrases into My Stone offers an enticing advent to this nook of classical literature that keeps to talk eloquently in our time.
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Cut These Words into My Stone by Richard P. Martin,Michael Wolfe