<p>Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon. </p><p>Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the <i>Aeneid</i>) and the less familiar or expected, <i>Of Gods and Men</i> ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling <i>Theogony</i> of Hesiod; from the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides to the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch and the pen portraits of Theophrastus; and from the comedies of Plautus to the the fictions of Petronius and Apuleius. </p><p><i>Of Gods and Men</i> is embellished by translations from writers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I (Boethius), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Plato), Walter Pater (Apuleius's <i>Golden Ass</i>), Lawrence of Arabia (Homer's <i>Odyssey</i>), Louis MacNeice (Aeschylus's <i>Agamemnon</i>) and Ted Hughes (Ovid's <i>Pygmalion</i>), as well as a number of accomplished translations by Daisy herself. </p>
<p>An anthology of classical literature, both non-fiction and fiction, bringing together one hundred stories from the rich diversity of the literary canon of ancient Greece and Rome.</p>
'This anthology is hard to beat for big names'
BBC History Magazine
'The book is perfect gift material but really, you should treat yourself to it first'
'An excellent collection. Everyone needs to know the Classics, and this volume is a good place not just to start but also to continue and depend one's love for the Ancients'
'A big and wonderful read for anyone who loves classical literature ... Each story is a truly fascinating tale of wars, endless fighting, heroes, deaths, beautiful women – Helen features, of course – gods and goddesses, cruelty, pain and love. Some stories are in verse form. The author tells us she has chosen some 'classic classics' and some less familiar, and she has given us a fascinating book of 100 – well – stories'
<p>A stunning revelation of the breadth of Greek and Latin literature in one glorious volume, from an admired young classicist. </p>
<p>Covers the full range of literary genres, from epic poetry to natural history and from satire to travel writing. </p>
<p>A captivating mixture of the familiar and the esoteric. </p>
<p>MARKET: Mary Beard; Tom Holland. </p>