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By Diane J. Rayor

Sappho sang her poetry to the accompaniment of the lyre at the Greek island of Lesbos over 2500 years in the past. in the course of the Greek international, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry jam-packed with ardour, and within the centuries that the golden age of archaic lyric, new kinds of poetry emerged. during this special anthology, modern-day reader can benefit from the works of seventeen poets, together with a variety of archaic lyric and the full surviving works of the traditional Greek girls poets—the latter showing jointly in a single quantity for the 1st time.

Sappho's Lyre is a mix of diligent study and poetic artistry. The translations are according to the newest discoveries of papyri (including "new" Archilochos and Stesichoros) and the newest variants and scholarship. The advent and notes supply ancient and literary contexts that make this old poetry extra obtainable to trendy readers.

Although this publication is essentially geared toward the reader who doesn't be aware of Greek, it'd be a ideal complement to a Greek language direction. it is going to even have broad allure for readers of' old literature, women's stories, mythology, and fanatics of poetry.

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