A. P. BURNETT, Three Archaic Poets. Archilochus, Alcaeus, Sappho London, Duckworth, 1983, 320 p. Pr

A. P. BURNETT, Three Archaic Poets. Archilochus, Alcaeus, Sappho London, Duckworth, 1983, 320 p. Pr 182 texts; I would have liked longer comments and more synthesis. Especially Chapters 7 and 8 tend to give multa non multum. The Select Bibliography selects only works in English. The parochialism is customary but deplorable. AMSTERDAM, Free University S. R. SLINGS 1) Some minor points. Archil. 196a, 37 = P. Köln 58, 25 is not 'she is far too impetuous' (8) but 'she, on the other hand, is impetuous' (cf. ZPE 21 (1976), 287 n. 2); Sol. 37, 1 not 'if I must' (99) but 'if I may'; Archil. 172, 3 is 'in which you used to stand strong' (lit. 'to which you once were fastened', cf. x 553 and contrast above) rather than 'with which you used to be equipped' (129; the omission of is a pity, as the contrast constantly recurs in Archil.); id. 176, 3 is doubtless 'the struggle with you' (cf. fr. 125, 1), not 'your fighting ability' (130); Semon. 7, 98 'it turns out to be mischief' rather than 'mischief is being done' (146); Xenoph. 12, 1 is surely passive, not middle (174); B. 17, 132 'a fortune of blessings' fails to bring out the value of ( = 'the acquiring of...'; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mnemosyne Brill

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