Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 April 2019

512 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198768074

Bookseller Code (06)

Archilochus: The Poems

Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Laura Swift

  • The first ever complete commentary on Archilochus, taking into account recent papyrological finds and filling a substantial gap in scholarship on archaic Greek poetry
  • Offers a thorough guide to the poet and his work in an extensive yet accessible introduction
  • Provides detailed literary and historical analysis of all of his surviving poetry, situating textual and technical debates in a broader cultural context
  • Sets all of the fragmentary texts alongside new English translations, allowing the commentary to be accessible to readers unfamiliar with archaic Greek

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