Ancient Greek Lyrics: Revised Edition

Ancient Greek Lyrics: Revised Edition

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Translated by Willis Barnstone, By (author) William McCulloh

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  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 364 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 221mm x 25mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0253221218
  • ISBN 13: 9780253221216
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: 6 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 717,435

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"Ancient Greek Lyrics" collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry - including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the other great singers of the classical age, down to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. William E. McCulloh's introduction illuminates the forms and development of the Greek lyric while Barnstone provides a brief biographical and literary sketch for each poet and adds a substantial introduction to Sappho - revised for this edition - complete with notes and sources. A glossary and updated bibliography are included.

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Willis Barnstone is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington. He has published more than 60 books of poetry, scholarship, translation, and memoir, including We Jews and Blacks (IUP, 2004).

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"Armed with this book a teacher can more readily convince the Greekless that Greek lyric poetry was one of the supreme achievements of literary history." The Classical Bulletin "There have been many translations of Sappho's work by gifted and well-meaning writers... None quite connects the shards and fragments with the same satisfying verve and flair as Willis Barnstone. Barnstone is one of the greatest translators of literary expression from a foreign language into English." New Letters

Table of contents

Preface on Vagabond Songsters; Introduction by William E. McCulloh; A Note on Selection, Texts, and Translation by Willis Barnstone THE GREEK PERIOD: Archilochos; Kallinos; Tyrtaios; Semonides; Terpandros; Alkman; Alkaios; Sappho; Solon; Mimnermos; Phokylides; Asios; Stesichoros; Ibykos; Hipponax; Anakreon; Xenophanes; Simonides; Lasos; Theognis; Apollodoros; Hipparchos; Korinna; Telesilla; Timokreon; Lamprokles; Pindaros (Pindar); Bakchylides; Praxilla; Parrhasios; Hippon; Melanippides; Timotheos; Platon (Plato) THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD: Diphilos; Anyte; Kallimachos; Theokritos; Leonidas of Tarentum; Asklepiades; Mnasalkas; Theodoridas; Moschos; Ariston; Meleagros; Bion THE ROMAN PERIOD: Philodemos the Epicurean; Diodoros; Antipatros of Thessaloniki; Marcus Argentarius; Rufinus; Apollonides; Parmenion; Nikarchos; Lucilius; Leonidas of Alexandria; Traianus (The Emperor Trajan); Ammianus; Loukianos (Lucian); Dionysius Sophistes; Julianus (Julian the Apostate); Aisopos THE BYZANTINE PERIOD: Palladas; Julianus (Julian the Prefect of Egypt); Paulus Silentiarius; Agathias Scholastikos; Damaskios; Julianus (Julian Antecessor) AUTHORS AND ANONYMOUS WORKS OF INDEFINITE PERIOD: Glykon; Kallikteros; Ammonides; Diophanes of Myrina; The Anakreonteia; Miscellaneous; Folksongs SAPPHO: Sappho, an Introduction; Testimonia; Sources and Notes Glossary; Bibliography; Concordance