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Works: 373 works in 975 publications in 11 languages and 26,493 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Musical settings  Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Love poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Chamber music  Songs 
Subject Headings: Lesbians 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PA4408.E5, 884.2
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Publications about Sappho
Publications by Sappho
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Sappho by Sappho( Book )
16 editions published between 1938 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Keuze uit het werk van de Griekse dichteres (600 v.Chr.) met vertaling
In shadow, in light : music of Steven Stucky by Steven Stucky( file )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Sappho by Sappho( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 333 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 274 libraries worldwide
Kleemation ; and other works by Elizabeth Vercoe( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
The songs of Sappho by Sappho( Book )
8 editions published between 1891 and 1942 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
De meeste gedichten in verschillende vertaalversies onder elkaar
Cinque frammenti di Saffo : per una voce e orchestra da camera by Luigi Dallapiccola( score )
13 editions published between 1943 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Another sleep : nineteen songs for medium voice and piano by Ned Rorem( score )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
LA variations ; Five images after Sappho ; Giro ; Mania ; Gambit by Esa-Pekka Salonen( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Sappho : one hundred lyrics by Bliss Carman( Book )
17 editions published between 1904 and 1930 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Poems and fragments by Sappho( Book )
7 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Poetarum Lesbiorum fragmenta by Edgar Lobel( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1963 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Sketches of Greece by Stella Doufexis( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in German and French and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Greek and Latin anthology thought into English verse by W Stebbing( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Irreveries from Sappho by Elizabeth Vercoe( score )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Die Gedichte Anakreons und der Sappho; Oden by Johann Nikolaus Götz( Book )
3 editions published between 1760 and 1970 in German and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Poem ; Songs ; Legong dreams ; Three rhapsodies ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Poésies de Sapho : suivies de différentes poésies dans le méme genre by Sappho( Book )
23 editions published between 1770 and 1987 in French and English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Anakreontos Tēiog melē = Anacreontis Teii odae by Anacreon( Book )
20 editions published between 1695 and 1754 in Latin and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 18 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Saffo, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Safo de Lesbos
Safo de Mitilene
Safu, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Sapfo, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Sapho, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Sappho Lyrica
Sappho, van Lesbos, ca. 600 v.Chr.
Sapphus, ca. 600 v.Chr.
사포 (시인)
萨福, ca. 600 v.Chr.
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