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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

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Paperback. 120 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou . . . is one of the most famous poetic lines ever written. One of the great achievements of poetry, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, was written in Persian in the 11th century. Omar Khayyam was a consummate philosopher and astronomer whose work extended far beyond the Rubaiyat, but it is this work that survives today, a testament to the power and grace of Islamic and Persian culture at this time. The Rubaiyat is one of the most lyrical poetic works ever composed, and English-speaking readers know Khayyams work through the translation of Edward Fitzgerald, which is presented here. The title Rubaiyat itself is derived from the Arabic word for four, and the poems are written in a series of quatrains. Plays that include Eugene ONeills Ah, Wilderness! and phrases such as The Moving Finger are inspired by The Rubaiyat. As did Shakespeares lines, so do Khayyams exquisite expressions, that are able to speak even in translation, still move the world. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781603121316

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Title: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Publisher: Aegypan

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou . . ." is one of the most famous poetic lines ever written. One of the great achievements of poetry, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, was written in Persian in the 11th century. Omar Khayyam was a consummate philosopher and astronomer whose work extended far beyond the Rubaiyat, but it is this work that survives today, a testament to the power and grace of Islamic and Persian culture at this time. The Rubaiyat is one of the most lyrical poetic works ever composed and English-speaking readers know Khayyam's work through the translation of Edward Fitzgerald, which is presented here. The title "Rubaiyat" itself is derived from the Arabic word for "four," and the poems are written in a series of quatrains.

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Omar Khayyám ; born Ghiyāth ad-Dīn Abu'l-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Khayyām Nīshāpūrī (1048 - 1131), was a Persian polymath, scholar, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of the Middle Ages. He wrote numerous treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy and astronomy. Born in Nishapur, in northeastern Persia, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. Afterwards he moved to Bukhara and became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the Islamic Golden Age. He wrote one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra (1070), which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. His significance as a philosopher and teacher and his few remaining philosophical works, have not received the same attention as his scientific and poetic writings. Al-Zamakhshari referred to him as "the philosopher of the world". He taught the philosophy of Avicenna for decades in Nishapur

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