Ancient Arabic Poetry

  title={Ancient Arabic Poetry},
  author={F. Gabrieli and T. Jaeger},
  pages={82 - 95}
of the Hamâsa, a famous anthology of pagan Arabic poetry. Goethe approached this anthology through the versions of Jones, described it briefly in the &dquo;Notes and Commentary&dquo; to the Diwan, and among other sections retold one tale splendidly in verse: the &dquo;Song of Vengeance&dquo; of Taabbata Sharran. Here the force of his genius lifted him well above the bristling Latin of Freytag, through whom he had come to know the song, and brought him very close in lyrical intuition to the… Expand