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29%OFFJeffrey M. Duban - The Lesbian Lyre: Reclaiming Sappho for the 21st Century - 9781905570799 - V9781905570799
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The Lesbian Lyre: Reclaiming Sappho for the 21st Century

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Description for The Lesbian Lyre: Reclaiming Sappho for the 21st Century Hardcover. A groundbreaking study of the work of ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho. The author debunks the postmodernist scholarship by which Sappho is interpreted today and offers translations reflecting the charm and elegant simplicity of the originals. Num Pages: 848 pages, Black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: DSBB; DSC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 245 x 171 x 48. Weight in Grams: 1278.
Hailed by Plato as the Tenth Muse of ancient Greek poetry, Sappho is inarguably antiquity's greatest lyric poet. Born over 2,600 years ago on the Greek island of Lesbos, and writing amorously of women and men alike, she is the namesake lesbian. What's left of her writing, and what we know of her, is fragmentary. Shrouded in mystery, she is nonetheless repeatedly translated and discussed - no, appropriated - by all. Sappho has most recently undergone a variety of treatments by agenda-driven scholars and so-called poet-translators with little or no knowledge of Greek. Classicist-translator Jeffrey Duban debunks the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Clairview Books
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
848
Place of Publication
Forest Row, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781905570799
SKU
V9781905570799
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About Jeffrey M. Duban
JEFFREY DUBAN attended the Boston Public Latin School, beginning his study of Latin in the seventh grade and Greek in the tenth. As a Classics major at Brown, he also studied Old Testament, Sanskrit, and Classics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He obtained his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and briefly entered upon university teaching, later earning his JD from ... Read more

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A humanities degree between two covers. Brilliant. - David Dubal, The Juilliard School

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