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Games of Venus: An Anthology of Greek and…

Games of Venus: An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho…

by Peter Bing (Editor), Rip Cohen (Editor)

Other authors: Alkman (Contributor), Anacreon (Contributor), Archilochus (Contributor), Asclepiades (Contributor), Bacchylides (Contributor)19 more, Callimachus (Contributor), Catullus (Contributor), Hermesianax (Contributor), Herodas (Contributor), Hipponax (Contributor), Horace (Contributor), Ibycus (Contributor), Machon (Contributor), Meleager (Contributor), Mimnermos (Contributor), Ovid (Contributor), Pindar (Contributor), Propertius (Contributor), Sappho (Contributor), Sulpicia (Contributor), Theocritus (Contributor), Theognis (Contributor), Tibullus (Contributor), Virgil (Contributor)

Series: The New Ancient World (1991)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415902614, Paperback)

Recent attacks on contemporary art have portrayed the erotic content of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and others as if it were a deviation from the Western artistic tradition. On the contrary, there is a rich tradition of eroticism in the arts beginning with the erotic verse of ancient Greek and Roman poets.

Games of Venus, the first comprehensive anthology in English of ancient Greek and Roman erotic verse, revives this tradition for the modern reader.

Games of Venus presents the whole spectrum of erotic poetry from Sappho to Ovid in translations which evoke the full range of styles and tones present in the original Greek and Latin.

Brief biographical sketches accompany the work of each poet as do notes referring to the myths, geography, historical events, personages, and sexual and social customs mentioned in the verse.

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