John Lindsay Orr

Ancient Greek

  1. My translation of Hesiod's lengthy poem about farming, justice, the origins of the world, and which days are unlucky to be born on.
  2. A set of notes and annotated translations of a selection of Theocritus' Idylls.
  3. An annotated translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, along with slections from Archilochus (including the raunchy W-196a), Sappho, Homer, and Pindar.
  4. My complete translation of Euripides' Bacchai, with some textual notes.
  5. All those accents on Ancient Greek words seem complicated, but a few simple rules based on rhythm and tone explain most words. It's Ancient Greek - there's always a reason for it!