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Poems by Omar Khayyam
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Omar Khayyam was best known in his time as a mathematician and astronomer. His theorems are still studied by mathematicians today. His poetry became widely read when Edward FitzGerald collected several quatrains (rubaiyat) attributed to Khayyam and translated them into English as the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

The common view in the West of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is that it is a collection of sensual love poems. Although people still debate this question, many people assert that Omar Khayyam was a Sufi, as well as a poet and mathematician, and that his Rubaiyat can only be properly understood as spiritual metaphor.

Poems by Omar Khayyam


Recommended Books: Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained The Sufism of the Rubaiyat or the Secret of the Great Paradox Wine of the Mystic: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyan: A Spiritual Interpretation The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Illustrated Edition)
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam





Related Links

Omar Khayyam: Mathematician
http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Khayyam.html

Biographical sketch of Khayyam, focusing on his accomplishments as a mathematician.

ELF: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
http://www.arabiannights.org/rubaiyat/index2.html

View several different translations on-line.

The Rubaiyat of Omary Khayyam: A complete on-line resource
http://www.therubaiyat.com/

Contains all of the major translations of the Rubaiyat, including the four by FitzGerald, also by Brodie, Talbot, and Whinfield. Vocabulary and literary analysis.
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