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Selections translated by Diane Rayor and included in her book, Sappho’s Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece (University of California Press, 1991). Translations, with introduction and notes, of seventeen poets from the seventh to second century B.C., including all of the extant work by women.

Sappho 1

Sappho 4

Sappho 8

Sappho: shorter fragments

Korinna 1 

Praxilla: selected fragments

Erinna 4

Nossis: two epigrams found in the Greek Anthology

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