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Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition into English

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The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition into English is a beautifully translated collection that allows readers to immerse themselves in the lyrical and passionate world of ancient Greek poetry. Sappho's words are brought to life with a delicate touch, capturing the essence of her emotions and experiences.

The translator's interpretation of Sappho's work is both respectful and inventive, staying true to the original meaning while also providing a fresh perspective for modern readers. The poems showcase Sappho's talent for exploring themes of love, desire, and female empowerment with remarkable clarity and depth.

Each poem is a gem in its own right, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of emotions that Sappho experienced in her lifetime. The translator's careful attention to detail and language ensures that the beauty of Sappho's words shines through in every line.

Overall, this collection is a must-read for anyone interested in ancient poetry or women's literature. The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition into English is a testament to the enduring power of Sappho's voice and the timeless relevance of her work.

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Who shall strike the wax of mystery from those priceless amphoræ, and give to the unsophisticated nostrils of the average reader the ravishing bouquet of wine pressed in a garden in Mitylene, twenty-five centuries ago? - Maurice Thompson

This is a collection of the poetry of Sappho, in a "rather creative translation" by American poet John Myers O'Hara. - Summary by Carolin


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