Sappho's Gift: The Poet and Her Community (Cultural Legacies)

Sappho's Gift: The Poet and Her Community (Cultural Legacies)

By: Franco Ferrari (author), Benjamin Acosta-Hughes (translator), Lucia Prauscello (translator)Hardback

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This latest volume from accomplished literary critic Franco Ferrari offers extraordinary new insight into the life and works of Sappho, one of the most individualistic and evocative poets of antiquity. Sapphos Gift: The Poet and Her Community presents the fragmentary papyrological evidence about the poems, and considers Sapphos iconography, the types of poems and their occasions, her audience, and milieu. Important for those new to Sappho, this volume also offers fresh readings that will be of interest to scholars who are well familiar with the poems.

About Author

Benjamin Acosta-Hughes is Professor of Greek at The Ohio State University. Lucia Prauscello is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall.


Preface Translators' Preface Chapter 1 - Song of the Headband Chapter 2 - Exile Chapter 3 - Sappho's School Chapter 4 - Tales of Abandonment Chapter 5 - The Rendering of Accounts Chapter 6 - Contrasts Chapter 7 - Gorgo Chapter 8 - Iconography Chapter 9 - Nocturnal Celebrations Chapter 10 - Nuptial Songs Chapter 11 - Contexts Chapter 12 - The Grove and the Temple Chapter 13 - To Aphrodite Chapter 14 - "Pathography" 1:Panic Chapter 15 - "Pathography" 2:Old Age Bibliography Indices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780979971334
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 239
  • ID: 9780979971334
  • ISBN10: 0979971330

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