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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. during the Greek international, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry jam-packed with ardour, and within the centuries that the golden age of archaic lyric, new types of poetry emerged. during this specified anthology, modern day reader can benefit from the works of seventeen poets, together with a range of archaic lyric and the total 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 examine and poetic artistry. The translations are in keeping with the newest discoveries of papyri (including "new" Archilochos and Stesichoros) and the most recent variants and scholarship. The advent and notes supply ancient and literary contexts that make this old poetry extra available to trendy readers.

Although this ebook is essentially aimed toward the reader who doesn't understand Greek, it might be a correct complement to a Greek language path. it's going to even have broad allure for readers of' old literature, women's reports, mythology, and fans of poetry.

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