Les Quatrains de Kheyam

Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. He was born in Nishabur, in northeastern Iran, and spent most of his life near the court of the Karakhanid and Seljuq rulers in the period which witnessed the First Crusade.

  • Les Quatrains de Kheyam (Persian & France)

    Les Quatrains de Kheyam (Persian & France)

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    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his 1859 translation from Persian to English of a selection of quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam, dubbed “the Astronomer-Poet of Persia”. FitzGerald’s work at first was unsuccessful commercially.

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