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Pronouncing Ancient Greek
Poem Table of Contents
Details about Sappho's life are largely unknown; she is thought to have lived sometime between 612–570 B.C.E., and her poetry was read and admired throughout the ancient world. Today her poems survive in fragmentary form, and she is best known as a symbol of female homosexuality, having inspired the terms "sapphic" and "lesbian." This concise collection of her surviving works features an informative Introduction by translator J. M. Edmonds.
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Sappho was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Little is known for certain about her life and although the bulk of her poetry, well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, has been lost, her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.
Sappho’s poetry centers on passion and love of both sexes, as well as lesbianism. The word lesbian is derived from the island of her birth, Lesbos, and her name is the origin of the word sapphic.
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In this irresistible collection you get:
Life Of Sappho - Written specially for this collection.
Original Poetical Works And Fragments Of Sappho - Sappho’s poems in their original rendering.
Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics - Poetical Reworkings Of Sappho’s works into a modern poetry form, retaining all their original beauty.
The Poems of Sappho - An Interpretive Rendition in to English - A second set of Sappho's poems interpreted and written for today's contemporary language, further expanding their meaning and power.
Poems inside include, among others:
Awed by her splendor
Hymn To Aphrodite
Delusion: dead, I won’t be forgotten
Like the gods..
Song of The Rose
Sounds of grief
With his venom
You may forget but..
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"The foreword is amazing. A lovely little anthology with some beautiful poetry by some very talented women." — From the Inside
In this soul-stirring collection of timeless verse, five legendary female poets address life's pains and sorrows as well as its joys and renewals. The poems appeal to the heart, providing companionship on the rugged path that all must tread. The roster features writers from ancient to modern times: Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
As instapoets continue to make poetry more accessible and popular, they build on the tradition of intimate, confessional works built by earlier generations. No one is more prominent at this heritage than the mysterious, evocative fragments of Sappho, which inspired an earlier generation of female poets to let loose their own talent. From idiosyncratic Dickinson to the passionate, Pulitzer Prize–winning Lowell, the romanticism of Teasdale, and the intense art of St. Vincent Millay — yet another Pulitzer winner — these writers were early trailblazers in speaking their emotional truth through their craft.
This handsome volume features original illustrations by Claire Whitmore, a Foreword by poet and novelist Lisa Locascio, and brief biographies of all five poets.
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. Sappho is rated as the supreme poetess and is regarded in the same vein as Shakespeare and Homer the supreme poets.