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Sappho

Sappho

·4.19·16,064 Ratings
“ No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. ” ― Anonymous
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  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

    2003·
    ·4.38·5,031 Ratings
    From poet and classicist Anne Carson comes this translation of the work of Sappho, together with the original Greek. Carson presents all the extant fragments of Sappho's verse, employing brackets and white space to denote missing text - allowing the reade
  • Sappho: A New Translation

    1999·
    ·4.13·3,753 Ratings
    These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct--the best ever publ
  • The Love Songs of Sappho: Translated with an Essay by Paul Roche

    1999·
    ·4.02·173 Ratings
    Called the "Tenth Muse" by the ancients, Greece's greatest female lyric poet Sappho (ca. 610-580 b.c.e.) spent the majority of her life on the famed island of Lesbos. Passionate and breathtaking, Sappho's poems survive only in fragments following religiou
  • Poems

    1999·
    ·4.15·447 Ratings
    This edition reintroduces Sappho to the modern reader, providing a vivid, contemporary translation, which captures the spareness and the intensity of Sappho's line. The wondrous Mary Barnard translation was based, unfortunately, on the 1928 Loeb edition b
  • Poems and Fragments

    2002·
    ·4.18·1,449 Ratings
    Little remains today of the writings of the archaic Greek poet Sappho (fl. late 7th and early 6th centuries B.C.E.), whose work is said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving text
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