Sappho: Complete Poems and Fragments

Author(s): Sappho — Translated by Stanley Lombardo


In this expanded edition of his distinguished Sappho: Poems and Fragments (2002), Stanley Lombardo offers over 100 fragments not included in the original edition, as well as the new poems discovered in 2004 and 2014. His translation of this latter material yields fresh insights into Sappho's representations of old age, two of her brothers, and her special relationship with Aphrodite. Pamela Gordon's engaging, balanced, and informative Introduction has been revised to incorporate discussion of the new fragments, which subtly alter our previous understanding of the archaic poet's corpus. Complete Poems and Fragments also offers a useful updated bibliography, as well as a section on 'Elegiac Sappho' that presents the reception of the Lesbian poet in later Greek and Latin elegiac poems. A wonderful find for any Greekless reader searching for a complete and up-to-date Sappho. Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, Department of Classics, University of Wisconsin--Madison


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Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas. Pamela Gordon is Associate Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

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  • : 9781624664670
  • : Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : March 2016
  • : 215mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 200
  • : 884.01
  • : Paperback
  • : Sappho — Translated by Stanley Lombardo