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The Ancient Greek Poetry Collection is a comprehensive compilation of Greek lyric poetry, containing all that remains of Greek lyric poetry from Eumelus to Timotheus. This includes small anonymous works from the seventh to fifth centuries BC and a multitude of short poetic songs, such as Alcaeus’ War-Songs, Simonides’ songs for Olympic athletes, SophoclesPaens, and works by Aristotle and Euripides. Greek Lyric poetry is often lost in the shadows of the more popular epic and dramatic Greek poetry; this collection highlights the prominent authors without excluding the less-known works that were crucial in the formation of the genre. Each individual volume is separated by author for easy navigation; most include a short biography.

The Odes of Pindar is a collection of Pindar’s extended odes, and includes a biography and an analysis of his writing style. Pindar, regarded as one the greatest lyric poets, wrote poems that are understandable by the casual reader, yet perplexing even to modern scholars. Comparable in style to that of Bacchylides, Pindar’s work shows characteristics of archaic genres, and Pindar was the first Greek poet to meditate on the nature of poetry and the poet’s role. This collection is essential for any historian or literary scholar, expert or casual, seeking a comprehensive collection of ancient Greek poetry.

This collection contains the complete texts in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each text is included in its original Greek, with an English translation for side-by-side comparison. Use Logos’ language tools to go deeper into the Greek text with linked translations, definitions, and pronunciation tools. You can also use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult English words used by the translator.

Key Features

  • Loeb Classical Library editions
  • Poetry from over 60 ancient Greek authors
  • Biographical information on most of the included poets

This collection includes the works of:

  • Sophocles
  • Aristotle
  • Apollodorus
  • Bacchylides
  • Olympus
  • Euripides
  • Pindar

Individual Titles

Lyra Graeca, vol. 1

  • Authors: Olympus, Eumelus, Terpander, Thaletas, Polymnastus, Alcman, Arion, Sappho, and Alcaeus
  • Translator: J. M. Edmonds
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages:232

This volume contains J. M. Edmonds’ translation of Lyra Graeca, vol. 1.

Lyra Graeca, vol. 1: Greek Text

  • Authors: Olympus, Eumelus, Terpander, Thaletas, Polymnastus, Alcman, Arion, Sappho, and Alcaeus
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 232

This volume contains the Greek text of Lyra Graeca, vol. 1.

Lyra Graeca, vol. 2

  • Authors: Echembrotus, Sacadas of Argos, Xanthus, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Anacreon, Lasus, Apollodorus, Tynnichus, Telesilla, Simonides, and Timocreon
  • Translator: J. M. Edmonds
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, not William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 244

This volume contains J. M. Edmonds’ translation of Lyra Graeca, vol. 2.

Lyra Graeca, vol. 2: Greek Text

  • Authors: Echembrotus, Sacadas of Argos, Xanthus, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Anacreon, Lasus, Apollodorus, Tynnichus, Telesilla, Simonides, and Timocreon
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, not William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1924
  • Pages: 244

This volume contains the Greek text of Lyra Graeca, vol. 2.

Lyra Graeca, vol. 3

  • Authors: Myrtis, Corinna, Lamprocles, Charixena, Dionysius, Lamprus, Pratinas, Diagoras, Cydias, Cedeides, Praxill, Bacchylides, Sophocles, Ion of Chios, Melandippides, Euripides, Hieronymus, Cleomennes, Lamynthius, Gnesippus, Leothroiophides, Cinesias, Phrynis, Pronomus, Telestes, Timotheus, Licymnius, Philoxenus son of Eryxis, Philoxenus of Leucas, Philoxenus of Cythera, Ariphron, Polyidus, Telles, Lysimachus, Aristotle, Hermolochus, Lycophronides, Xenocritus, Xenodamus, Myia, Mynna, and Theano
  • Translator: J. M. Edmonds
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 377

This volume contains J. M. Edmonds’ translation of Lyra Graeca, vol. 3.

Lyra Graeca, vol. 3: Greek Text

  • Authors: Myrtis, Corinna, Lamprocles, Charixena, Dionysius, Lamprus, Pratinas, Diagoras, Cydias, Cedeides, Praxill, Bacchylides, Sophocles, Ion of Chios, Melandippides, Euripides, Hieronymus, Cleomennes, Lamynthius, Gnesippus, Leothroiophides, Cinesias, Phrynis, Pronomus, Telestes, Timotheus, Licymnius, Philoxenus son of Eryxis, Philoxenus of Leucas, Philoxenus of Cythera, Ariphron, Polyidus, Telles, Lysimachus, Aristotle, Hermolochus, Lycophronides, Xenocritus, Xenodamus, Myia, Mynna, Theano
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 377

This volume contains the Greek text of Lyra Graeca, vol. 3.

The Odes of Pinar, Including the Principle Fragments

  • Authors: Pindar
  • Translator: Sir John Sandy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, not William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 350

This volume contains Sir John Sandy’s translation of The Odes of Pinar, Including the Principle Fragments.

The Odes of Pinar, Including the Principle Fragments: Greek Text

  • Authors: Pindar
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 350

This volume contains the Greek text of The Odes of Pinar, Including the Principle Fragments.

Product Details

  • Title: Ancient Greek Poetry Collection
  • Authors: Olympus, Eumelus, Terpander, Thaletas, Polymnastus, Alcman, Arion, Sappho, Alcaeus, Echembrotus, Sacadas of Argos, Xanthus, Stesichorus, Ibycus, Anacreon, Lasus, Apollodorus, Tynnichus, Telesilla, Simonides, Timocreon, Myrtis, Corinna, Lamprocles, Charixena, Dionysius, Lamprus, Pratinas, Diagoras, Cydias, Cedeides, Praxill, Bacchylides, Sophocles, Ion of Chios, Melandippides, Euripides, Hieronymus, Cleomennes, Lamynthius, Gnesippus, Leothroiophides, Cinesias, Phrynis, Pronomus, Telestes, Timotheus, Licymnius, Philoxenus son of Eryxis, Philoxenus of Leucas, Philoxenus of Cythera, Ariphron, Polyidus, Telles, Lysimachus, Aristotle, Hermolochus, Lycophronides, Xenocritus, Xenodamus, Myia, Mynna, Theano, and Pindar
  • Translators: J. D. Edmonds and Sir John Sandy
  • Series: Loeb Classical Library
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 2,406