Alcaeus was a fellow countryman and contemporary of Sappho, and his beautiful and delicate poetry is often overshadowed by Sappho’s reputation. R J Dent has now translated all of Alcaeus’s Poems & Fragments from ancient Greek into lively modern English in an attempt to rescue Alcaeus’s ethereal poetry from obscurity.
There is no other published translation of Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments in existence.
R J Dent’s sensitive modern English translation of the complete Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus is now available in paperback and e-book formats from Circaidy Gregory Press at:
Title: Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments – translated by R J Dent
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-906451-53-0
e-book ISBN: 978-1-906451-54-7
Translator: R J Dent
Copyright © R J Dent (2012)
Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments (in paperback and kindle formats) is now available from Amazon, and in all other e-formats from all i-stores, including:
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R J Dent’s published works include a novel, Myth; translations of Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil & Artificial Paradise; of Le Comte de Lautréamont’s The Songs of Maldoror; of Alcaeus’s Poems & Fragments; a Gothic novella, Deliverance; a poetry collection, Moonstone Silhouettes; a short story collection, Gothiques & Fantastiques, and various articles, essays, poems, etc, in a wide range of magazines, periodicals and journals, including Orbis, Philosophy Now, Acumen and Writer’s Muse.
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