• In Sappho: a New Translation, by Mary Barnard
    . Duban (1983); Love as War by Leah Rissman (1983); Sappho Was a Right on Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism, ed. by Sidney Abbott, Barbara Love (1985); The Highest Apple: Sappho and the Lesbian Poetic Tradition by Judy Grahn (1985); Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937 by Joan DeJean (1989); Sappho's Lyre...
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  • Sappho
    others accept her ideas, but rather make people understand that a person is free to choose her own priorities in life and love. Sappho says that some people would value more “a cavalry corps”, or “the swift oars” of a fleet, but, in her opinion, nothing is more important than what one person loves. To...
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  • Gwen Harwood Essay
    followed by a six-line stanza. This choice is deliberate as the traditional romanticised love poem jars against the reality presented in the poem. Similarly, ‘Burning Sappho’ challenges the dominant stereotypes of the time however, rather than a sonnet, the poem’s structure is also relevant to the...
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  • Greece: the Gay Mafia
    endeavors. Greece ‘s classical era is a treasured moment in time where same sex comradeship between men was not only tolerated, but also encouraged and often revered as the ideal duo. Zeus, Hercules, Apollo, and Poseidon are some of the innumerable existential heroes featured in Greek mythology...
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  • Greek Poets
    Mytilene on the island of Lesbos. Sappho's Poetry: Playing with the available meters, Sappho wrote moving lyric poetry. A poetic meter was named in honor of her. Sappho wrote odes to the goddesses, especially Aphrodite -- the subject of Sappho's complete surviving ode, and love poetry, including the...
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  • Horace Odes Essay Notes
    marvellous and we cannot always be sure of the poet’s intent. Unity and design in Horace’s Odes By Matthew S. Santirocco The Parade Odes: The Poetics of Initiation Horace’s acknowledged models, Alcaeus and Sappho composed rather early in the period. Epistle 1.1 purports to abandon versus et...
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  • Anne Carson's Manipulation of Fragments of Sappho
    but more profound. In the translation of the remaining fragments of Sappho, the readers of the text can only view Sappho through a narrow lens. Anne Carson’s translation of Sappho’s poetry creates a perspective through which the readers are at the mercy of her editorial choices. Because most of...
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  • Sappho's View of Love
    her surviving poetry to love and beauty and the like demonstrates just how important a topic it must have been in her life. Sappho views ALL TYPES OF love as a connective tissue holding together her relationships; from her love of beauty all around her, to her love for her friends and her family...
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  • Comparison and Contrast of Sappho’s Poems with Egyptian Love Poems
    reader sees things from both the male and female’s point of view while in Sappho’s poetry, love is more romantic and passionate and talks more about the deeper feelings of the characters. Egyptian love poems idea of love is more about every form of love, whereas love for Sappho is based purely more on an...
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  • Sappho's Ancient Perception of Love
    . Sappho seemed to form her own unique definition of love. She did not seem to view love as a cut and dry entity that was merely black or white lacking any gray area. Sappho was the gray area of love in many ways; she represented a vicious love that bound her to many without commitment for just one...
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    ” By: Sappho Some say cavalry corps, some infantry, some, again, will maintain that swift oars of our fleet are the finest sight on dark earth; but I say that whatever one loves, is. This is easily proved: did not Helen – she who had scanned the flower of the world’s manhood...
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  • Perspectives of Psychology
    poetry. Though they have different views the foundation of lesbianism is still very much present in their writings and their lives. The memory of Sappho of Lesbos and Audre Lorde live on not just because of their literary works, but because of the unusual style contained in their outstanding poems...
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  • Sappho
    the girl who is now indifferent to Sappho will experience a change of heart and will pursue Sappho with gifts and love. This standard view is recently expressed, for example, by Sir Kenneth Dover in his book Greek Homosexuality . Dover says: "The other person, who now refuses gifts and flees, will...
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  • Representation of Sappho
    representations of the poet are few. The two papers are from the students work in a Greek Vase Painting Class. The first paper is by Tess Hill, a double major in classics and commutative disorders. She presented her talk on the tempt views of the Sappho context. Sappho is a Greek female poet command of...
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  • Sappho
    love this poem for the idea of love and beauty that is in the eyes of the beholder. The fact that Sappho ties the culture and their stories of history along with her idea of beauty into one piece allows me to also think about what I might consider beautiful. And that beauty isn’t just beauty but it...
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  • Sappho
    psychological ends of her readers. An Anacreontic fragment that was written in the generation after Sappho sneers at Lesbians. Sappho was lampooned by the writers of New Comedy. Ovid related the story of Phaon, who, according to some traditions, rejected Sappho's love and caused her to leap from a...
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  • Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
    society. Her works give an unbiased, culturally and politically aware view on the situations of things in Ancient Greece. However since so little is known about Sappho, there is much debate amongst scholars of classical studies as to how likely it is that Sappho herself, was a female or not. Nearly every...
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    the point of view of gods and muses to the personal vantage point of the individual. She was one of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally. Her style was sensual and melodic; primarily songs of love, yearning, and reflection. Most...
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  • The Greek Lyric Poets
    relationships. As expected she also prayed to none other than Aphrodite. There was a rumor of her death saying that she fell deeply in love with a man from Phaon and killed herself by jumping from the Leukadian rock out of love for the man who apparently rejected her. In her writing Sappho shows...
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  • The View of Women in Early Greece
    Throughout many early Greek works women are looked down upon. Occasionally, women such a Sappho and Antigone arise, who contradict the established view of women. They are strong and do not allow their lives to be ruled by the set standards for women. Nonetheless, the archetypal idea of women in...
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