The Fragments of Panyassis

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By Panyassis of Halicarnassus

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Judged by some as second only to Homer, Panyassis of Halicarnassus was a fifth-century BC epic poet, who was the uncle of Herodotus. His chief literary achievement was the epic poem 'Heraclea', composed of 14 books, narrating the adventures of Heracles in various parts of the world, including the undergoing of his fabled Twelve Labours. The fragments that have been preserved reveal an elegant and graceful style, noted for its harmonious rhythm. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents the fragments of Panyassis' lost epic, with illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Panyassis' life and works
* Features the fragments of Panyassis, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes an original new translation of the fragments
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the texts you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a bonus essay — discover the development of epic poetry in ancient Greece


The Translations
The Fragments

The Greek Texts
List of Greek Fragments

The Essay
The Heroic Age of Greece (1912) by H. Munro Chadwick

The Fragments of Panyassis