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Sappho admin on 08 May 2016

Sappho (IX)

ἐν δ’ ὔδωρ ψῦχρον κελάδει δι’ ὔσδων
μαλίνων, βρόδοισι δὲ παῖς ὀ χῶρος
ἐσκίαστ’, αἰθυσσομένων δὲ φύλλων
κῶμα †κατέρρ[ει]·

Here the apple trees mutter
To the cold river water,
While roses perfume the air
And dreams linger on leaves without care.

Sappho (c. 630 B.C. - 570 B.C.)

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Sappho admin on 30 Apr 2016

Sappho (VIII)

Sappho’s language is clear, with sharp, vivid imagery.

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Sappho admin on 29 Apr 2016

Sappho (VII)

The only complete poem that survives from Sappho is the Hymn to Aphrodite.

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Sappho admin on 28 Apr 2016

Sappho (VI)

Except for one complete poem, what survives from Sappho’s corpus are fragments quoted by other ancient authors and fragments found on papyrus.

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Sappho admin on 27 Apr 2016

Sappho (V)

Most of Sappho’s poetry has been lost.

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Sappho admin on 26 Apr 2016

Sappho (IV)

Sappho’s daughter was called Cleïs.

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Sappho admin on 25 Apr 2016

Sappho (III)

Sappho was a contemporary of the poet Alcaeus.

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Sappho admin on 24 Apr 2016

Sappho (II)

Sappho was born sometime in the late seventh century BC.

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Sappho admin on 23 Apr 2016

Sappho (I)

Sappho was a Greek poet who lived on the island of Lesbos.

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