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The Poems of Sappho
     

The Poems of Sappho

by Sappho
 

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We owe lyric poetry to Sappho. Her nuances of personal human feelings exceeded anything that had been written before; she was called the Tenth Muse. If you're into poetry, you should know Sappho. She wrote music-and-dance plays -what we have left is like Hammerstein without Rodgers - and her words have lasted over 2,000 years. Sappho was a musician as well. She

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We owe lyric poetry to Sappho. Her nuances of personal human feelings exceeded anything that had been written before; she was called the Tenth Muse. If you're into poetry, you should know Sappho. She wrote music-and-dance plays -what we have left is like Hammerstein without Rodgers - and her words have lasted over 2,000 years. Sappho was a musician as well. She introduced the plectrum for lyre playing - we still use it today: the guitar pick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500655730
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/26/2014
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
424,396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(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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