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The complete poems of Sappho

Author: Sappho.; Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Sappho's thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years-certainly a record for poetry of any kind-and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to be discovered anew by each generation, and to inspire new efforts at bringing the spirit of her Greek words  Read more...
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Sappho.
Complete poems of Sappho.
Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2009
(DLC) 2008036389
(OCoLC)226357654
Named Person: Sappho; Sappho.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sappho.; Willis Barnstone
ISBN: 9780834822009 0834822008
OCLC Number: 768845071
Notes: "An abridged edition of the hardcover book Sweetbitter love : poems of Sappho"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 206 pages)
Contents: Afroditi of the Flowers at Knossos Prayer to Afroditi --
Afroditi of the Flowers at Knossos --
Moon and women --
Dancers at a Kritan Altar --
In time of storm --
To Lady Hera --
Invitation --
Sacrifice --
Death of Adonis --
Adonis gone --
To Afroditi --
Afroditi --
Afroditi to Psapfo --
Days of harshness --
Artemis on Solitary Mountains --
Artemis Nightingale Evening star --
Hesperos --
Moon --
Earth --
Nightingale --
Cicada --
Doves playing dead --
Of Gello who died young, whose ghost haunts little children --
World --
Eos --
Dawn Walking to a Wedding Hair yellower than torch flame --
Time of youth --
Of a young lover --
My daughter --
Wildflowers --
Virgin --
Girl --
Remorse --
Words with virginity --
Lyre speaks --
Wedding of Andromache and Hektor --
Walking to a wedding --
Song to the Groom --
Song for the Bride --
Lesbian Bride --
Guarding the Bride --
Chamber --
Hermis at a wedding --
Fragments --
To Hymen, Wedding God --
Song to Groom and Bride --
Night song --
A Guard outside the Bridal Chamber, who keeps the Bride's friends from rescuing her You burn us Seizure --
Alone --
Emptiness --
Eros --
Love --
Supreme sight on the Black Earth --
To Eros --
Absence --
Goatherd --
Shall I? --
Pleasure --
Encounter --
Homecoming --
Desire --
A God --
Absent --
Of those unwilling to take the bitter with the sweet --
Endure --
I shall Return, Gongyla To a friend gone, remember --
Beauty in a man --
Atthis --
Her friends --
Sweetbitter --
Return, Gongyla --
You can free me --
Kydro --
You in Sardis --
Afroditi and Desire --
A handsome man --
Myths --
Paralysis --
Behind a Laurel tree --
Companions --
Lito and Niobi --
As long as there is breath --
Return Weathercocks and Exile Fury --
Abuse --
Gorgo --
Andromeda --
Atthis disappearing --
Where am I? --
A ring --
Madden --
Delicate girl --
Andromeda, what now? --
Hello and goodbye --
Mika --
Alkaios speaks and Psapfo responds --
In my pain --
From her exile --
Protect my brother Haraxos --
To my brother Haraxos --
To Afroditi about her brother's lover --
Doriha Secret of my Craft Holy Tortoise Shell --
Some honored me --
Graces --
Singer --
Graces and muses --
The Muses --
Happiness --
Light Sandal A swan's egg containing Kastor and Polydeukis --
Comparisons --
A Swallow --
Jason's Cloak --
Robe --
Chickpeas --
Purple handcloth --
Beauty of her friends --
On going bareheaded --
Sandal --
Garment Dream and Sleep Dawn with gold arms --
Sleep --
Black sleep --
In a dream --
Innocence --
Clear voiced --
Dew --
Face Age and Light Old man --
Gods --
angry with her daughter when she Psapfo was dying --
Old age --
No oblivion --
To Hermis who guides the dead --
To a woman of no education --
Menelaos --
wish --
Age and the bed --
Afroditi to Psapfo --
Growing old --
Desire and sun Indirect Poems Death is Evil --
Gold Elegiac Poems from the Greek anthology Wrongly Attributed to Sappho On Pelagon --
On Timas.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated by Willis Barnstone.

Abstract:

Sappho's thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years-certainly a record for poetry of any kind-and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to be discovered anew by each generation, and to inspire new efforts at bringing the spirit of her Greek words faithfully into English. In the past, translators have taken two basic approaches to Sappho: either very literally translating only the words in the fragments, or taking the liberty of reconstructing the missing parts. Willis Barnstone has taken a middle course, in which he remains faithful to the words of the fragments, only very judiciously filling in a word or phrase in cases where the meaning is obvious. This edition includes extensive notes and a special section of "Testimonia": appreciations of Sappho in the words of ancient writers from Plato to Plutarch. Also included are a glossary of all the figures mentioned in the poems, and suggestions for further reading.

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