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Works: 582 works in 1,976 publications in 9 languages and 38,374 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Lyric poetry  Musical settings  Drama  Biography  Songs  Variations (Music)  String quartets  Love poetry  Art music 
Subject Headings: Lesbians 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Contributor, Creator, Dedicatee, Other, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, wat
Classifications: PA4408.E5, 884.01
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Publications about Sappho
Publications by Sappho
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Most widely held works by Sappho
Sappho by Sappho( Book )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of "Sappho" that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct - the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English
If not, winter : fragments of Sappho by Sappho( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 848 libraries worldwide
"A bilingual edition of the work of the Greek poet Sappho, in a new translation by Anne Carson. Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630 B.C. She was a musical genius who devoted her life to composing and performing songs. Of the nine books of lyrics Sappho is said to have composed, none of the music is extant and only one poem has survived complete. All the rest are fragments. In If Not, Winter Carson presents all of Sappho's fragments in Greek and in English. Brackets and space give the reader a sense of what is absent as well as what is present on the papyrus. Carson's translation illuminates Sappho's reflections on love, desire, marriage, exile, cushions, bees, old age, shame, time, chickpeas and many other aspects of the human situation."--Jacket
In shadow, in light : music of Steven Stucky by Steven Stucky( file )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Sappho by Sappho( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Today, thousands of years after her birth, in lands remote from her native island of Lesbos and in languages that did not exist when she wrote her poetry in Aeolic Greek, Sappho remains an important name among lovers of poetry and poets alike, . Celebrated throughout antiquity as the supreme Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, noted especially for her limpid fusion of formal poise, lucid insight, and incandescent passion, today her poetry is also prized for its uniquely vivid participation in a living paganism. Collected in an edition of nine scrolls by scholars in the second century BC, Sappho's poetry largely disappeared when the Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople in 1204. All that remained was one poem and a handful of quoted passages . A century ago papyrus fragments recovered in Egypt added a half dozen important texts to Sappho's surviving works. In 2004 a new complete poem was deciphered and published. By far the most significant discovery in a hundred years, it offers a new and tellingly different example of Sappho's poetic art and reveals another side of the poet, thinking about aging and about the transmission of culture from one generation to the next. Jim Powell's translations represent a unique combination of poetic mastery in English verse and a deep schlolarly engagement with Sappho's ancient Greek. They are incomparably faithful to the literal sense of the Greek poems and, simultaneously, to their forms, preserving the original meters and stanzas while exactly replicating the dramatic action of their sequences of disclosure and the passionate momentum of their sentences. Powell's translations have often been anthologized and selected for use in textbooks, winning recognition among discerning readers as far the best versions in English
Messa di requiem ; Tre composizioni corali ; Due composizioni corali by Ildebrando Pizzetti( file )
2 editions published in 1991 in Latin and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Poems of sheer nothingness : vocal music by Aaron Helgeson( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in Provencal and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Kleemation ; and other works by Elizabeth Vercoe( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The woman and the hare by Harrison Birtwistle( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The songs of Sappho by Sappho( Book )
11 editions published between 1891 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 libraries worldwide
De meeste gedichten in verschillende vertaalversies onder elkaar
Hai tou Anakreontos Ōdai : kai Ta tēs sapphous, kai Ta tou Alkaiou Leipsana by Anacreon( Book )
26 editions published between 1751 and 1970 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Sappho : the poems and fragments by Charles Reginald Haines( Book )
6 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Sappho et Alcaeus by Sappho( Book )
18 editions published in 1971 in 6 languages and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Sappho : griechisch und deutsch by Sappho( Book )
48 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Poems of Alcman, Sappho, Ibycus by Alcman( Book )
3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
LA variations ; Five images after Sappho ; Giro ; Mania ; Gambit by Esa-Pekka Salonen( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Sappho : one hundred lyrics by Bliss Carman( Book )
19 editions published between 1904 and 1930 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Cinque frammenti di Saffo : per una voce e orchestra da camera by Luigi Dallapiccola( score )
1 edition published in 1943 in Italian and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Poems and fragments by Sappho( Book )
25 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Poems by Sappho( Book )
8 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Sappho and Alcaeus; an introduction to the study of ancient Lesbian poetry by D. L Page( Book )
13 editions published between 1955 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 27 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lesbos, Sappho von ca. v7./6. Jh.
Psappho ca. v7./6. Jh.
Psappho f. ca 630 f.Kr
Saffo, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.
Saffo ca. 600 v.Chr
Saffo ca. v7./6. Jh.
Saffo da Mitilene ca. v7./6. Jh.
Saffo sec. VII-VI a.C.
Safo ca. v7./6. Jh.
Safo de Lesbos
Safo de Mitilene
Safo sec. VII-VI a.C.
Safona z Lesbos
Safu ca. 600 v.Chr
Sapfō, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.
Sapfo ca. 600 v.Chr
Sapfo ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sapho, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.
Sapho asi 630 př. Kr.-568 př. Kr
Sapho ca. 600 v.Chr
Sapho ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sapho de Lesbos.
Sapho de Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sapho f. ca 630 f.Kr
Sapho sec. VII-VI a.C.
Sappho 0625?-0580? av. J.-C.
Sappho asi 630 př. Kr.-568 př. Kr
Sappho ca. 600 v.Chr van Lesbos
Sappho de Lesbos.
Sappho de Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho Lesbia.
Sappho Lesbia ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho lesbiaca
Sappho lesbiaca, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.
Sappho Lesbiaca ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho Lyrica
Sappho Lyrica ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho Mytilenaea.
Sappho Mytilenaea ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho of Lesbos.
Sappho of Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho of Mytilene.
Sappho of Mytilene ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho van Lesbos.
Sappho, van Lesbos, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Sappho von Eresos.
Sappho von Eresos ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho von Lesbos.
Sappho von Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sappho von Mytilene.
Sappho von Mytilene ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sapphus ca. 600 v.Chr
Sapphus ca. v7./6. Jh.
Sapphus sec. VII-VI a.C.
Σαπφώ, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.
사포 (시인)
萨福 ca. 600 v.Chr
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