Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works (Paperback)

Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works By Diane J. Rayor (Editor), Diane J. Rayor (Translator), André Lardinois (Editor) Cover Image
By Diane J. Rayor (Editor), Diane J. Rayor (Translator), André Lardinois (Editor)
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Sappho, the earliest and most famous Greek woman poet, sang her songs around 600 BCE on the island of Lesbos. Of what survives from the approximately nine papyrus scrolls collected in antiquity, all is translated here: substantial poems and fragments, including three poems discovered in the last two decades. The power of Sappho's poetry ‒ her direct style, rich imagery, and passion ‒ is apparent even in these remnants. Diane Rayor's translations of Greek poetry are graceful, modern in diction yet faithful to the originals. Sappho's voice is heard in these poems about love, friendship, rivalry, and family. In the introduction and notes, Andr Lardinois plausibly reconstructs Sappho's life and work, the performance of her songs, and how these fragments survived. This second edition incorporates thirty-two more fragments primarily based on Camillo Neri's 2021 Greek edition and revisions of over seventy fragments.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781108926973
ISBN-10: 1108926975
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2023
Pages: 214
Language: English