Herwig Maehler, Ph.D. in Classics and Classical Archaeology, University of Hamburg 1961 and "Habilitation" for Classics, Free University of Berlin, 1975 is Professor of Papyrology at University College London since 1981 and Fellow of the British Academy since 1986. His research interests include early Greek lyric poetry as well as Greek documentary and literary papyrology and palaeography.
The commentary is a considerable achievement...a very important work that will, one is sure, stimulate further critical activity.'
The Classical Review, 1986.
...serious students of choral lyric will find it of very great value indeed.'
Greece and Rome, 1983.
...this is a major contribution to the study of Greek lyric poetry, and a valuable aid to all reader of Bacchylides.'
Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1983.
Classical scholars, all those interested in classical civilization in general and ancient Greek literature in particular.