Posts Tagged ‘Alcaeus’

Skiathos

August 8, 2015

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Skiathos is a small Greek island in the northwest Aegean Sea.

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Skiathos is the westernmost island in the Northern Sporades group.

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It is located east of the Pelion peninsula in Magnesia on the mainland, and west of the island of Skopelos.

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The modern major road on Skiathos runs along the eastern and southern coast.

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Narrower roads, some paved and some dirt, reach the interior and the northwest coastline.

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There is regular, and during tourist season, very frequent bus transit from the main town to the Koukounaries beach in the southwest. There are three bus routes on the island.

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The core route is from the main town to Koukounaries beach which travels along the south coast of the island. There are in total 26 bus stops, with Koukounaries Beach being the last stop, number 26.

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This route operates a fleet of five coaches as frequently as five times an hour during the summer peak season throughout the day, but is significantly reduced during the winter.

 

 

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Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments translated by R J Dent

October 7, 2013

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R J Dent’s English translation of the ancient Greek Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus is now available in paperback and e-book formats.

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R J Dent discusses the inspiration behind his translation of Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

R J Dent reads ‘The North Wind’ from Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

R J Dent reads ‘To be weighed down…’ from Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments:

A promotional book trailer for Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments, translated into modern English by R J Dent:

Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments is available from Circaidy Gregory Press:

http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/alcaeus.htm

and from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alcaeus-Fragments-R-J-Dent/dp/1906451532/ref=la_B0034Q3RD4_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381150009&sr=1-3

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R J Dent reads from the Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus

October 2, 2013

 

To be weighed down…

 

The North wind…

 

The whole cargo…

 

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Book trailer for Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments

 

Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments

Translated into modern English by R J Dent

Published by Circaidy Gregory Press: http://www.circaidygregory.co.uk/alcaeus.htm

 

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Alcaeus in Santorini

February 11, 2013

Alcaeus on a shelf, Atlantis Books, Santorini

Copies of the Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus, translated into English by the poet and novelist R J Dent, and published by Circaidy Gregory Press, are now available to buy at Atlantis Books in Santorini.

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Atlantis Books is a truly amazing bookshop. It’s on the Main Marble Road in Oia, Santorini. Inside, it’s a bibliophile’s treasure-trove.

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Alcaeus’s Poems & Fragments has made its way across the world and onto a shelf of Greek poetry and literature in Atlantis Books. It’s almost as though Alcaeus has gone home.

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Here’s Alcaeus alongside Philip Sherrard, Dionysios Solōmos, Arthur Machen, Homer, and other distinguished Greek and Anglo-Greek authors and scholars.

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Atlantis Books in Oia, Santorini, is one of the bibliophile wonders of the world. There is no other bookshop quite like it.

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It’s fitting that Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments is now available to lovers of Greek poetry and Greek literature – on a Greek island as beautiful as Santorini, and in a bookshop as unique as Atlantis Books.

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Alcaeus back cover Atlantis Books, Santorini

Atlantis Books, Main Marble Road, Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, Greece.

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Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments, translated into English by R J Dent.

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Circaidy Gregory Press, Hastings, Sussex, UK.

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Alcaeus: Pour Perfume Over My Head

May 2, 2009

 

 

Alcaeus: Poems & Fragments - translated by R J Dent

 

 

 

Pour perfume over my head

which has suffered a great deal,

and over my grey-haired chest.

 

As for my guests, let them drink 

the evils of the day away, 

and revel in all the gods have given.

 

And with other men, I toast Dionysus,  

but the man who does not raise his cup,  

you say has lost his reason.

 

 

 

 

Poem: Pour Perfume Over My Head
by Alcaeus
Translation © R J Dent (2009)

This translation first appeared in Acumen 56 (2006)

Cover painting: A detail from Sappho & Alcaeus (1881) by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Alcaeus

Poems & Fragments

Translated by R J Dent

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