Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

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For the first time in Penguin Classics-the incomparable verse of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho, in a brilliant new translation Sapho's writings are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria, but only one poem survives complete. This new translation of all of Sappho's extant poetry showcases the wide variety of themes in her work, from amorous songs celebrating adolescent females to poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation, and remembrance. Aaron Poochigian captures the eros and mystery of Sappho's verse, bringing to readers of English the living voice of the poet Plato called "the tenth Muse," whose lyric power remains undiminished after 2,500 years.

cover of Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments (Penguin Classics)author: Sappho
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0140455574
binding: Paperback
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $13.95 USD