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Verity, Anthony

Works: 10 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 2,089 library holdings
Genres: Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PA4275.E5, 885.0109
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Publications about Anthony Verity
Publications by Anthony Verity
Most widely held works by Anthony Verity
The complete odes by Pindar( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"The Greek poet Pindar (c. 518-428 b.c.) composed victory odes for winners in the ancient Games, including the Olympics. He celebrated the victories of athletes competing in foot races, horse races, boxing, wrestling, all-in fighting, and the pentathlon, and his Odes are fascinating not only for their poetic qualities, but for what they tell us about the Games. Pindar praises the victor by comparing him to mythical heroes and the gods, but also reminds the athlete of his human limitations. The Odes contain versions of some of the best known Greek myths, such as Jason and the Argonauts, and Perseus and Medusa, and are a valuable source for Greek religion and ethics. Pindar's startling use of language - striking metaphors, bold syntax, enigmatic expressions - makes reading his poetry a uniquely rewarding experience." "Anthony Verity's translations are complemented by an introduction and notes that provide insight into competition, myth, and meaning."--Jacket
Homer : the Odyssey. ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A major new translation of Homer's great epic poem that encapsulates the power of cunning over strength, the pitfalls of temptation and the importance of home. Anthony Verity's rendering transmits the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry in an elegant and accurate translation that respects the original line numbers. William Allan, an authority in classical Greek tragedy and epic, offers a full introduction that guides the reader in understanding the composition of the poem, the major themes of the narrative, and situates the poem in its original cultural context. 0The line-by-line format of the translation is invaluable for those wishing to coordinate it with the Greek text or references in secondary literature. Extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and elucidate difficult words and passages. The bibliography offers a succinct guide to further scholarship in English; a full index of names enables the reader to trace particular characters through the text; map showing the known Greek world traversed by Odysseus between Troy and Ithaca
Idylls by Theocritus( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Greek poet Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century BC) was the inventor of "bucolic" poetry. These vignettes of country life, centred on competitions in song and love, are the foundational poems of the western pastoral tradition. They were the principal model for Virgil in the "Eclogues," and their influence can be seen in the work of Petrarch and Milton ... The great variety of his poems illustrates the rich and flourishing poetic culture of what was a golden age for Greek poetry.-Back cover
Complete Odes (Oxford world's classics) by Pindar( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Anthony Verity British educationalist
English (17)
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