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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

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  • Greek poetry -- Translations into English.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-217) and index.

Statementtranslated with an introduction and commentary [by] David Mulroy.
ContributionsMulroy, David D., 1943-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3622 .M85 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 227 p. :
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1561616M
ISBN 100472102966
LC Control Number91042973

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This edition provides a full and representative selection of all early Greek lyric (omitting Pindar, who requires his own volume), elegiac and iambic poetry. First published in in the 'red Macmillan' series, it was reprinted by BCP in with addenda to the bibliography and an appendix reproducing a text of three substantial 'new' papyrus fragments by Archilochus, . Sappho (/ ˈ s æ f oʊ /; Greek: Σαπφώ Sappho; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω Psápphō; c. – c. BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre. In ancient times, Sappho was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets and was given names such as the "Tenth Muse" and "The . In Early Greek Lyric Poetry David Mulroy offers an accurate and lively translation of all the important lyric fragments and new papyri, as well as selections from the more fully preserved works of Theognis, Bacchylides, and Pindar. Unlike any other version of these poems, Early Greek Lyric Poetry also provides a translation of the literary context in which each poem survives. In The Reception of Greek Lyric Poetry in the Ancient World: Transmission, Canonization and Paratext, a team of international scholars consider the afterlife of early Greek lyric poetry (iambic, elegiac, and melic) up to the 12th century CE, from a variety of intersecting perspectives: reperformance, textualization, the direct and indirect tradition, anthologies, poets’ Lives, and .

Greek and Latin poetry (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ), and noted as OBGV (Oxford Book of Greek Verse) and OBLV (Oxford Book of Latin Verse). Ancient Lyric Poets: Greek and Roman Alcaeus: Greek poet from Mytilene on Lesbos; born circa BCE. Sappho: Greek poetess also from Lesbos; born circa BCE. Greek Verse. Early Greek verse (like Homer’s ”Iliad” and ”Odyssey”) was epic in nature, a form of narrative literature recounting the life and works of a heroic or mythological person or traditional metre of epic poetry is the dactylic hexameter, in which each line is made up of six metrical feet, the first five of which can be either a dactyl (one long and two short Ratings: This translation of Greek lyric poetry down to ca. BCE by the esteemed Martin West is a strange hed in the "World's Classics" line by Oxford University Press it is a (relatively) cheap paperback edition which allows early lyric poetry to be widely available, translated by a prestigious and talented scholar, if not by a poet/5. Because of limitations inherent in the study of ancient history, we don't know for certain when many of these early Greek poets were born or died. Some dates, like those for Homer, are guesses. The new scholarship could revise these dates. So, this early Greek poets timeline is a way to visualize relative chronology within the same genre.