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Verity, Anthony

Overview
Works: 9 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 2,345 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Epic poetry  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Study guides  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Publications about Anthony Verity
Publications by Anthony Verity
Most widely held works by Anthony Verity
Idylls by Theocritus( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"This is a new annotated translation of the Greek poems of Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century B.C.), the inventor of 'bucolic' or 'pastoral' poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues, and hence a major figure in the literary traditions which antiquity bequeathed to Western literature. Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is best known, Theocritus' oeuvre also includes hymns to the gods, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, and encomia of the great, such as Ptolemy Philadelphus. Theocritus is our best witness to the rich variety of poetic forms which flourished in the Hellenistic age."--Jacket
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
"War, glory, despair and mourning: for 2700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and hearers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspuirations. ..."--Jacket
The complete odes by Pindar( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 269 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
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 123 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.--Provided by the publisher
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years, the Iliadhas gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. It is a tale of many truths, speaking of powerful emotions, the failures of leadership, the destructive power of beauty, the quest for fame, the plight of women, and the cold callous laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality--and with fleeting images of peace, lovingly drawn, images which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. Anthony Verity's elegant and compelling new translation mirrors the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"War, glory, despair and mourning: for 2700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and hearers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspuirations. ..."--Jacket
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
The Iliad by Homer( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sing of rage, Goddess, that bane of Akhilleus, Peleus' son, which caused untold pain for Akhaians, sent down throngs of powerful spirits to Aides, war-chiefs rendered the prize of dogs and every sort of bird. Edward McCrorie's new translation of Homer's classic epic of the "Trojan War" captures the falling rhythms of a doomed "Troy". McCrorie presents the sundry epithets and resonant symbols of Homer's verse style and remains as close to the Greek's meaning as research allows. The work is an epic with a flexible contemporary feel to it, capturing the wide-ranging tempos of the original. It underscores the honor of soldiers and dwells upon the machinations of Moira, each man's and woman's portion in life. Noted Homeric scholar Erwin Cook contributes a substantial introduction and extensive notes written to guide both students and general readers through relevant elements of ancient Greek history and culture. This version of the "Iliad" is ideal for readings and performances
Complete Odes (Oxford world's classics) by Pindar( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Anthony Verity British educationalist
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