Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C.

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Archilochos Sappho Alkman Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B C None

  • Title: Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C.
  • Author: Guy Davenport Alkman Archilochos Sappho
  • ISBN: 9780520052239
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman: Three Lyric Poets of the Seventh Century B.C.”

    1. A lovely collection, despite the fact that it's mostly composed of fragments. A surprising clarity shines through these fragmented poems, and one can only guess at how much of the greatness of these poets has been lost. Nevertheless, what remains is a tantalizing sample of some of the excellent early poetry of western civilization.

    2. sappho is wonderful. Not all his transaltions are success but the ones that are have no price. Also he is translating fragments and does not often add what is lost so honest to the point of letting us know what is lost and aching for what is not there.

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