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Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece

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Sappho sang her poetry to the accompaniment of the lyre on the Greek island of Lesbos over 2500 years ago. Throughout the Greek world, her contemporaries composed lyric poetry full of passion, and in the centuries that followed the golden age of archaic lyric, new forms of poetry emerged. In this unique anthology, today's reader can enjoy the works of seventeen poets, incl ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 4th 1991 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1991)
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Derek
Mar 05, 2016 Derek rated it it was amazing
While this book contains one of the worst forewords I have ever read in an academic text thus far, Rayor's collection, translation, and breadth of notation allows a much easier-to-read experience than other translators of Greek lyricists, especially as someone with little cultural context in which to frame many of these poems and fragments.

I am, however, somewhat surprised that the translator decided to include her scant biographical introductions of each lyricist in her notes. I believe it wou
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This is beautiful stuff. I bought it just because it's a part of a complete library, but pretension aside, I liked it a whole bunch.
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Sep 30, 2010 E Smith rated it it was amazing
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dr rayor has done a wonderful job on this one.
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