The Poems of Sappho

The Poems of Sappho

by Sappho
     
 

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This new edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line. Previous translations have suffered from the inclusion of the translator's own added lines. In Professor Barnstone's brilliant translation, Sappho's work is presented as we have inherited it, in its frank

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This new edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line. Previous translations have suffered from the inclusion of the translator's own added lines. In Professor Barnstone's brilliant translation, Sappho's work is presented as we have inherited it, in its frank and unromantic idiom that rejects sentimentality and "prettiness." This edition reintroduces the modern reader to Sappho, providing a vivid, contemporary translation that captures the sparseness and intensity of Sappho's line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492346678
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/06/2013
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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Sappho

Sappho was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, has been lost. But, her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

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