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Sappho

Sappho was born in the seventh century BCE on Lesbos, where, apart from a few years of exile on Sicily, she spent her life. She had a daughter and several brothers (one exasperated her through an affair with a courtesan), and led choruses of young women, many of whom her poems address. Like her contemporary Alcaeus, she wrote in the local dialect of Lesbos and was canonized in antiquity as one of the Lyric Nine. The Sapphic stanza bears her name.

AGNI has published the following work by Sappho:

Fragment 1 (translated by Christopher Childers)
Fragment 2 (translated by Christopher Childers)
Fragment 31 (translated by Christopher Childers)
Fragment 34 (translated by Christopher Childers)


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