by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE)
Translation © by Willis Barnstone (b. 1927)

Ἄστερες μὲν ἀμφὶ κάλαν σελάνναν
Language: Aeolic Greek 
Ἄστερες μὲν ἀμφὶ κάλαν σελάνναν
ἂψ ἀπυκρύπτοισι φάεννον εἶδος,
ὄπποτα πλήθοισα μάλιστα λάμπῃ
γᾶν [ἐπὶ πᾶσαν] ... 
  ἀργυρία ...

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Transliteration of incipit used in Killmayer's setting: "Asteres men amfi kalan selannan"

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The glow and beauty of the stars
Language: English  after the Aeolic Greek 
The glow and beauty of the stars
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