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Sappho, the Poems


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Supplement Edition by Sappho Of Lesbos

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Sappho was universally recognized by the ancients as the greatest lyric poet. Her lines are spare, bare, and subtle, or as Mosas Hadas put it, "it is ordinary language raised to its highest potential." Alongside the odes to Olympic athletes of Pindar, the wisdom verse of Hesiod, or the epic lays of Homer, Sappho's highly personal poems sound quite modern to our ears. Only a few fragments of her work has survived the centuries, most of them more than one line in length are in this book. The Supplement Edition coordinates with the student text edition, and includes the same poems ( This dialogue-style teaching supplement, the Supplement Edition: Sappho: The Poems is arranged by question and answers. Table of Contents Preface for teachers Who was Sappho? Where did Sappho live? Who was in Sappho's family? Map of Aeolian Greek territory What do we know of Sappho's poetry? What was Sappho's school like? What was Sappho's sexual orientation? What makes Sappho's poetry special? What did the ancients think of Sappho? What was the poetry tradition in Lesbos? What was Greek poetry like? What was unique about the Aeolian dialect? What techniques does Sappho use? What was Lesbos culture like What role did Greek women play socially? What about particular poems? BB11. Alkaios: Violet-haired, pure BB12. Ah, the sweet apple that reddens at the tip BB13. Dika, braid your lovely hair BB14. Aphrodite on your shining throne BB21. Raise high the roof-beam, carpenters BB22. The full wine bowl already had BB23. Lucky bridegroom, your wedding day has come BB23. The doorkeeper to the bridal chamber has feet BB24. A messenger came running on powerful legs BB25. Give up groom, we'll camp outside your door BB26. Indeed the stars anywhere near her undisguised brilliance; BB27. You cam. And you did well to come BB28. To me he looks godlike BB30. Anaktoria: Some prize the cavalry, while others favor BB31. Love now shakes my limbs and BB32. Atthis: Even in distant Sardis BB34. So, I'll never see Atthis again BB35. Leave Crete, and come to me here BB36. Mermaids and brine-born Aphrodite, please BB38. Hera, I pray you, may you BB40. I have a little daughter who is like BB41. When our girls were young BB42. Girlhood, girlhood, when you left me BB46. Gongyla, this is surely a sign What is the controversy about Sappho? Who opposed Sappho and why? Did Sappho leap for love? Whom did Sappho influence? What have the modern critics said? What problems in translating Sappho? What English translations of Sappho? What is Sappho's publication history? Bibliography Glossary
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2011
Bandanna Books
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