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Greek Lyrics

Revised

Revised edition
"Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names—Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho—acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand."—Louise Bogan, The New Yorker

"The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore’s versions is that they are pure. The lenses he provides are as clear as our language is capable of making them."—Moses Hadas, N.Y. Herald Tribune

100 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | © 1949, 1960

Classical Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: Classical Languages

Table of Contents

Archílochus
Callínus
Semónides of Amórgos
Hippónax
Tyrtaéus
Mimnérmus
Solon
Phocýlides
Xenóphanes
Theógnis
Early Metrical Inscriptions
Terpánder
Alcman
Stesíchorus
íbycus
Sappho
Alcaéus
Anácreon
Anonymous Drinking Songs
Hýbrias
Praxílla
Anonymous Lyrics
Corínna
Simónides of Ceos
Pindar
Bacchýlides


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