Signed by Editor; Slight wear only ; A tight solid book. Signed in pencil on blank page facing half title by Earle Birney, famed western Canadian poet and novelist ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 193 pages; Some Early Greek lyrics, freely translated and adapted by Thompson. "For what I say, my naughty way/All the boys must love me./Every ditty is so witty/Nobody stands above me. Anacreon of Teos, 563-478 B.C. From papyrus rolls, copied and recycled through the centuries, hundreds of short extracts written by Greek poets in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. survive. This lovely collection, translated into English by a leading classicist, presents a selection of ca. 100 poems by 17 authors with useful historical introductions."
Title: Swans and Amber Some Early Greek lyrics
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Toronto, ON, University of Toronto Press: 1948
Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Seller ID: 9358
Keywords: Greece Signed earle birney lyrics POETRY