Words of Wisdom from Ancient Greece Hardback
by Aeschylus, Aesop, Alexander the Great, Anaxagoras, Antisthenes, Aristotle, Aristophanes, Bia Citium
Illustrated by Panagiotis Stavropoulos
Part of the Pocket Greek Library series
His poetry sings of the beauty of the natural world and offers a vision of the paradise that the world could be, but it is also imbued with a deep and painful awareness of the dark abyss that it threatens to become.
For Vrettakos, the poet has a role to play in this struggle to determine the fate of the world.
He is the champion of light and truth, the high priest of beauty, whose duty it is to celebrate the world, proclaiming the cosmic message of love as that which cuts paths across the darkness.
He knows only too well, however, that the poets voice, like Gods, is seldom heeded.
Works translated from Aeschylus; Aesop; Alexander The Great; Anaxagoras; Antisthenes; Aristotle; Aristophanes; Bias of Priene; Chilon of Sparta; Cleobulus of Lindos; Democritus; Demosthenes; Diogenes; Epicurus; Epictetus; Euripides; Heraclitus; Hesiod; Hippocrates; Homer; Isocrates; Menander; Periander; Pindar; Pittacus of Mytilene; Plato; Plutarch; Protagoras; Pythagoras; Socrates; Solon; Sophocles; Thales of Miletus; Theocritus; Thucydides; Xenophon; Zeno Of Citium.