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Ancient Greece.

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1 (Sappho). Davenport, Guy, translator SAPPHO: Poems and Fragments
Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in terra cotta cloth with gilt device to the front cover; in a lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a number of very short closed edge tears and creases to the upper jacket edge. 
Sappho, the great love poet of Mytilene, sang of the gods, graceful youths, and nature. Her poetry has not survived intact, but rather in fragments, which Davenport has translated as simply and faithfully as possible. Preface, notes by the translator. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 Browning, Robert ARISTOPHANES' APOLOGY: Including a Transcript from Euripides Being the Last Adventure of Balaustion
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Wear to edges, pale staining to covers, owner's name to pastedown, endpaper, and title-page, spine darkened, light foxing to endsheets, else very good in brown cloth with beveled edges, gilt device to front cover, blind device to rear; no dust jacket. 
Browning, a popular poet of the Victorian Age and author of THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, often utilized the dramatic monologue in his poems; in this work, he draws upon his knowledge of Ancient Greece and includes his translation of Euripides' HERACLES. 
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