• In Sappho: a New Translation, by Mary Barnard
    on the island of Lesbos. Sappho is the most famous female poet of antiquity, but only incomplete poems and fragments remain of her work. Most of Sappho's love poems were addressed to women. The Greek philosopher Plato called her the tenth Muse. I asked myself What, Sappho, can you give one who has...
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  • Sappho
    Essay- Sappho Sappho’s poem, “To an Army Wife, in Sardis”, is one of the few poems of the Greek poetess from the 7th century B.C., which was saved for posterity. This poem involves the reader in a very personal debate over what deserves to be valued in life, the military values, or the true love of a...
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  • Gwen Harwood Essay
    its time, positioning the reader to see things in new ways. During the 1960’s, a wave of feminism swept across Australian society, challenging the dominant patriarchal ideologies of the time. Gwen Harwood’s poems ‘Burning Sappho’ and ‘Suburban Sonnet’ are two texts that challenge the dominant image of...
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  • Greece: the Gay Mafia
    Surprisingly enough, a culture that triumphed in generating such admirable political structure did not place any restrictions on their sexual 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...
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  • Greek Poets
    the gods all things that are a shame and a disgrace among mortals, stealing and adulteries and deceiving on one another." SAPPHO Basic Data on Sappho: The dates of Sappho or Psappho are not known. She is thought to have been born around 610 B.C. and to have died in about 570. This was the period...
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  • Horace Odes Essay Notes
    lyric Horace with predecessors in this case Catullus and Greek lyric. Horace’e references to Aeolian or Lesbian poetry are to be contrued to include Sappho as well as Alcaeus. 
RGM Nisbet addresses detailed and learned criticism to Odes 3,21, the wine jar.
Alessandro Brachiesi (47)‘ Viewed thus, the poem...
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  • Anne Carson's Manipulation of Fragments of Sappho
    Zaneh Williams February 24, 2012 Manipulation of Sappho Anne Carson’s presentation of Sappho’s surviving poetry, Fragments of Sappho heightens the eroticism and same sex-desirability that Sappho is well known for. In the text, Sappho never explicitly engages in any sort of sexual activity or intercourse...
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  • Sappho's View of Love
    black earth, but I say it is whatever you love." Sappho obviously thought that beauty was something to be sought out, and she states here that love is the most beautiful thing of all. Sappho's love is about beauty, desire, and sacrifice. She speaks of epic loves, gods and goddesses, and her own feelings...
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  • sappho
    “To an Army Wife, in Sardis” By: Sappho Island of Lesbos Summary of Introduction (Pg.11) World Literature; An Anthology of Great Short Stories, Poetry, and Drama The introduction introduces a life of a young poet named Sappho. Sappho was known as being, “… among the earliest known...
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  • Perspectives of Psychology
    Sappho of Lesbos and Audre Lorde How is Sappho of Lesbos different from and similar to the contemporary poet, Audre Lorde? How are they similar? These two brilliant poets were woman who had great adoration towards women. Their adoration for women was so great that it was greatly shown in their works...
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  • Comparison and Contrast of Sappho’s Poems with Egyptian Love Poems
    Comparison and Contrast of Sappho’s Poems with Egyptian Love Poems The ideas of love in the Egyptian love poems are almost similar to Sappho’s idea of love, but there is a difference in the way they approach it. In the Egyptian love poem, love is portrayed more erotic and passionate and the reader sees...
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  • Sappho's Ancient Perception of Love
    Sappho was a one of the best-known female Greek lyrists of all time. She was an aristocrat who married a rich merchant and had one daughter, Cleis. Having enough wealth to live life comfortably allowed Sappho time to develop beautiful poems and sing them as she played the lyre. Sappho was the head of...
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  • Sappho
    words of Aphrodite to Sappho. Sappho has suffered an injustice at the hands of her beloved, and has called upon Aphrodite to alleviate the pain of this injustice. The girl with whom Sappho is in love has apparently fled from Sappho's advances, rejected her gifts, and refused her love. Aphrodite therefore...
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  • Representation of Sappho
    Hall 26 March 2013 Representation of Sappho I attended the 2013 Isom Student Gender Conference. I went to the panel on Wednesday, March 29, 2013 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The panel was on the representations of Sappho. Two papers on the representation of Sappho were read during the panel. The Panel...
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  • Sappho
    discussed and is able to relate to it. Sappho really evokes an understanding of love and beauty in this poem. She opens the idea that you find beauty in things because you love them. It’s almost as if she’s trying to get the reader to really think about what they love. Or what they find beautiful in this...
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  • Sappho
    Sappho 620 BCE–550 BCE Little is known with certainty about the life of Sappho, or Psappha in her native Aeolic dialect. She was born probably about 620 B.C. to an aristocratic family on the island of Lesbos during a great cultural flowering in the area. Apparently her birthplace was either Eressos...
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  • Plato’s Symposium
    to influence us. Specifically, both Aristophanes and Sappho were philosophers born in Greece and spent time discussing matters of love. Although both theorists comprehend love differently, they both relate sincerely. By means of their views of love and intimacy we can relate our lives to their concepts...
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  • Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
    achieve her goal directed at the Trojan battle taking place. In order to get Zeus’ full attention, Hera requested the help of Aphrodite who is in herself; love and seduction personified. As it is listed in the Theognidea 1386-89 of this book: ‘You overwhelm the high-mindedness of mankind and there is no one...
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  • The Greek Lyric Poets
    most well known Greek poet there are many others who have produced significant amounts of mature literature. Anacreon, Solon, Simonides, Alcaeus, and Sappho have all contributed significantly to the output of the Greek poetry. Although the work produced from these authors was not in 24 books of length,...
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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 early...
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