“A collection of Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry, this volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos through Pindar, and the other great singers of the classical age.
"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”
“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
“With the work of more than seventy poets from the Greek, Hellenistic, Byzantine, and Roman periods, the distinguished translator Willis Barnstone offers us a very rich selection. ...William E. McCulloh’s fine introduction traces the development of the Greek lyric, while Barnstone’s notes on the poets provide valuable contexts. It is hard to conceive of a more satisfying anthology than this . . . .Jan./Feb. 2010”
— Peter Skinner, ForeWord