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By Philip Freeman

ISBN-10: 0393242234

ISBN-13: 9780393242232

ISBN-10: 0393353826

ISBN-13: 9780393353822

An exploration of the interesting poetry, lifestyles, and international of Sappho, together with an entire translation of all her poems.

For greater than twenty-five centuries, all that the realm knew of the poems of Sappho—the first girl author in literary history—were a number of short quotations preserved by way of old male authors. but these meager is still confirmed such strength and genius that they captured the mind's eye of readers throughout the a while. yet in the final century, dozens of recent items of her poetry were came across written on crumbling papyrus or carved on damaged pottery buried within the sands of Egypt. As lately as 2014, one more discovery of a lacking poem created a media stir round the world.

The poems of Sappho exhibit a outstanding lady who lived at the Greek island of Lesbos in the course of the vivid age of the start of western technological know-how, paintings, and philosophy. Sappho was once the daughter of an aristocratic family members, a spouse, a faithful mom, a lover of girls, and one of many maximum writers of her personal or any age. still, even though most folks have heard of Sappho, the tale of her misplaced poems and the lives of the traditional girls they rejoice hasn't ever been instructed for a common audience.

Searching for Sappho is the intriguing story of the rediscovery of Sappho’s poetry and of the girl and global they reveal.

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