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The New Sappho On Old Age
     

The New Sappho On Old Age

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by Ellen Greene (Editor)
 

The world has long wished for more of Sappho's poetry, which exists mostly in tantalizing fragments. So the apparent recovery in 2004 of a virtually intact poem by Sappho, only the fourth to have survived almost complete, has generated unprecedented excitement and discussion among scholarly and lay audiences alike. This volume is the first collection of essays in

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The world has long wished for more of Sappho's poetry, which exists mostly in tantalizing fragments. So the apparent recovery in 2004 of a virtually intact poem by Sappho, only the fourth to have survived almost complete, has generated unprecedented excitement and discussion among scholarly and lay audiences alike. This volume is the first collection of essays in English devoted to discussion of the newly-recovered Sappho poem and two other incomplete texts on the same papyri. Containing eleven new essays by leading scholars, it addresses a wide range of textual and philological issues connected with the find. Using different approaches, the contributions demonstrate how the "New Sappho" can be appreciated as a gracefully spare poetic statement regarding the painful inevitability of death and aging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674032958
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Hellenic Studies Series , #38
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Greene is Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma.

Dirk Obbink is University Lecturer in Papyrology and Greek Literature, Christ Church, Oxford.

Deborah Boedeker is Professor of Classics at Brown University and Joint Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies.

Gregory Nagy is Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and Director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

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