Poems and Fragments

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  • Sappho
  • Author:  Sappho
  • Collection:  "Famous World Poets" Collection
  • Year: 31-08-2018
  • Translator from Ancient Greek: Rayka Nikolova
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  • Product Code:  2196-01
  • SKU: 18.0229
  • ISBN: 978-619-01-0311-0
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Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.), whose work is said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry--among them, poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation, and remembrance--that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse.

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Sappho (c. 630–c.570 BC) was an archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre. Most of Sappho's poetry is now lost, a... Read more

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Tags: Poetry

Year 31-08-2018
Translator from Ancient Greek: Rayka Nikolova
Pages 64
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.21 kg
Collection Колекция "Световни поети"
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Poetry

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