Information about the author:
Sergey A. Stepantsov
Sergey A. Stepantsov, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2740-004X
The book presents a detailed commentary on selected political fragments of Alcaeus of Mytilene, one of the greatest lyric poets of Ancient Greece. The commentary is preceded by a concise description of the dialect of Lesbian poetry and supplemented by a survey of political and cultural history of Lesbos from the earliest times up to the politically turbulent time of Alcaeus, written by E. Solomatina. The commentary is intended for a wide range of students of Greek literature.