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 sorts of poetry emerged. during this targeted anthology, ultra-modern reader can benefit from the works of seventeen poets, together with a variety of archaic lyric and the entire 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 mixture of diligent study and poetic artistry. The translations are in line with the newest discoveries of papyri (including "new" Archilochos and Stesichoros) and the most recent versions and scholarship. The advent and notes supply ancient and literary contexts that make this historic poetry extra obtainable to fashionable readers.
Although this e-book is essentially aimed toward the reader who doesn't be aware of Greek, it might be a most suitable complement to a Greek language path. it's going to even have large charm for readers of' old literature, women's experiences, mythology, and enthusiasts of poetry.