Stung With Love Poems and Fragments - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body of lyric poetry - among them poems of invocation, desire, spite, celebration, resignation and remembrance - that nevertheless enables us to hear the living voice of the poet Plato called the tenth Muse. This is a new translation of her surviving poetry.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140455571
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 884.01
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 3919
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 126g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 10mm