The Department of Classics

Diane J. Rayor

Diane Rayor's translation of Sappho is featured in New York's Central Park  


Greek language and literature / literary translation / women in antiquity / mythology

GVSU Women’s Commission Women’s Impact Award, 2014

GVSU Glenn A. Niemeyer Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, 2011

BA Colorado College
PhD University of California, Santa Cruz


In press:

Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014.

Euripides' Medea: A New Translation, Cambridge University Press, 2013 [link].

              Staged 2012: July 12-21, Heritage Theatre Group (director Karen Libman).

Sophocles' Antigone: A New Translation. Cambridge University Press, 2011 [link].

Staged GVSU 18-20 April 2009 (director Karen Libman); Jenison High School 18-21 November 2009 (director Todd Avery)

The Homeric Hymns: A Translation, with Introduction and Notes. University of California Press [link]

Sappho's Lyre: Archaic Lyric and Women Poets of Ancient Greece (translations). University of California Press [link]

Callimachus (translation with S. Lombardo). Johns Hopkins University Press

"The Power of Memory in Erinna and Sappho," in Women Poets in Greece and Rome: New Critical Essays, ed. Ellen Greene. University of Oklahoma Press [link]


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