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Sappho and Alcaeus : An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Lesbian Poetry - D. L. Page

Sappho and Alcaeus

An Introduction to the Study of Ancient Lesbian Poetry

Paperback Published: 11th October 1979
ISBN: 9780198143758
Number Of Pages: 478

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Since the hardbound edition of Sappho and Alcaeus was first published in 1955 other fragments of the two poets have come to light (many of which have been printed in Sir Denys Page's Supplementum Lyricis Graecis). But the book is still of great value for the study of Lesbian poetry since it contains not only texts of most of the longer and more informative pieces, but also translations, commentaries, and explanatory essays. The primary purpose is to determine what may be said with reasonable certainty about the lives and literary achievements of the two poets, and to show how much they contribute to our understanding of the social and political conditions of the time. Book jacket.

Twelve Poems
The Contents And Character Of Sappho's Poetry
Introductionp. 110
On the Number and Contents of the Books of Sapphop. 112
The New Bibliographical Fragmentp. 116
The Epithalamiap. 119
Aphrodite in the Poems of Sapphop. 126
Divine and Heroic Legendp. 129
Political and Domestic Allusionsp. 130
Aeoliis Fidibus Querentem Sappho Puellis De Popularibusp. 133
Lesbian Society, and the Character of Sapphop. 140
The Political Poems
Introductionp. 149
The Sigean Warp. 152
The Treachery of Pittacusp. 161
Pittacus [characters not reproducible]p. 169
The Ship of Statep. 179
Alcaeus in Exilep. 197
Lesbian Armourp. 209
Antimenidas, and the Exile of Sapphop. 223
Lesbos and Lydiap. 226
Pittacus in Powerp. 235
The Endp. 240
The Non-Political Poems
Gods and Goddesses
Heroes And Heroines
Endymionp. 273
Helenp. 275
Helen and Thetisp. 278
Thetis and Achillesp. 281
Ajax and Cassandrap. 283
Miscellaneous; Hymn to Hebrusp. 285
Women And Winep. 291
Miscellaneousp. 311
Appendix on Metresp. 318
Note On The Dialectp. 327
Indexesp. 331
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ISBN: 9780198143758
ISBN-10: 0198143753
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 478
Published: 11th October 1979
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.88 x 17.42  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45

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