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

BA Colorado College
PhD University of California, Santa Cruz

  • GVSU Women’s Commission Women’s Impact Award, 2014
  • GVSU Glenn A. Niemeyer Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, 2011


In press: Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works, Cambridge University Press.

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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