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Of Gods and Men
Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome edited by Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon.

Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the Aeneid) and the less familiar or expected, Of Gods and Men ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of Hesiod; from the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides to the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch and the pen portraits of Theophrastus; and from the comedies of Plautus to the the fictions of Petronius and Apuleius.

Of Gods and Men is embellished by translations from writers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I (Boethius), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Plato), Walter Pater (Apuleius's Golden Ass), Lawrence of Arabia (Homer's Odyssey), Louis MacNeice (Aeschylus's Agamemnon) and Ted Hughes (Ovid's Pygmalion), as well as a number of accomplished translations by Daisy herself.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Anthologies
08 Aug 2019 * 640pp * £25 * 9781788546744
REVIEWS
'This anthology is hard to beat for big names'
BBC History Magazine
'The book is perfect gift material but really, you should treat yourself to it first'
Minerva
'An excellent collection. Everyone needs to know the Classics, and this volume is a good place not just to start but also to continue and depend one's love for the Ancients'
Catholic Herald
'A big and wonderful read for anyone who loves classical literature ... Each story is a truly fascinating tale of wars, endless fighting, heroes, deaths, beautiful women – Helen features, of course – gods and goddesses, cruelty, pain and love. Some stories are in verse form. The author tells us she has chosen some 'classic classics' and some less familiar, and she has given us a fascinating book of 100 – well – stories'
Pennant Magazine
Editor

Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn
Daisy Dunn read Classics at Oxford, before winning a scholarship to the Courtauld and completing a doctorate in Classics and History of Art at University College London. She writes and reviews for many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and Standpoint, and is editor of Argo, a Greek culture magazine. She was longlisted for the 2015 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize. She is the author of Catullus' Bedspread and an accompanying volume of the poems in translation, The Poems of Catullus.
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