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In the Footsteps of the Gods: Travelers to Greece and the Quest for the Hellenic Ideal (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) Paperback – April 12, 2011
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*The hidden centre of the book is a poet’s vision of Greece…* -- Richard Stoneman, History Today
*An eloquent defense of the ideal to which the travelers bore witness: 'Accurate knowledge is not detrimental to true love… A single column is like a basic unit of aesthetic pleasure… why should not the imagination love precision?'* -- Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
David Constantine was for thirty years a university teacher of German language and literature. He has published several volumes of poetry, most recently Nine Fathom Deep in 2009; also a novel, Davies (1985), and three collections of short stories, the latest being The Shieling (2009). He is a translator and editor of Hölderlin, Goethe and Brecht. His translation of Goethe’s Faust, Part I was published by Penguin in 2005: Part II in April 2009. With his wife Helen he edits Modern Poetry in Translation.