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The love songs of Sappho

Author: Sappho.; Paul Roche
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1998.
Series: Literary classics (Amherst, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Called the "Tenth Muse" by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 B.C.E.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, her poems survive only in fragments, following religious conspiracies to silence her. This excellent translation includes Roche's brilliant essay, "Portrait of Sappho."
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sappho.
Love songs of Sappho.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1998
(OCoLC)761450397
Named Person: Sappho; Sappho.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sappho.; Paul Roche
ISBN: 157392251X 9781573922517
OCLC Number: 39714221
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Page DuBois --
Portrait of Sappho / Paul Roche --
The Love songs --
Overtures of loving --
Petitions and observations --
Converse --
Epithalamia --
The Taut tongue --
Memory and valediction --
Appendix Some notes on the dilemma of translating Sappho.
Series Title: Literary classics (Amherst, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated with an essay by Paul Roche ; introduction by Page DuBois.

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Called the "Tenth Muse" by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 B.C.E.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, her poems survive only in fragments, following religious conspiracies to silence her. This excellent translation includes Roche's brilliant essay, "Portrait of Sappho."

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