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The Resource Searching for Sappho : the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry, Philip Freeman

Searching for Sappho : the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry, Philip Freeman

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Searching for Sappho : the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry
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Searching for Sappho
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the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry
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Philip Freeman
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Searching for Sappho
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the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sapphos surviving poetry
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eng
Summary
The daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother and a lover of women, Sappho was one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience. Philip Freeman paints a vivid picture of Sappho's world. He delves into religious rites, customs, the role of women in the family, medical knowledge and the experience of motherhood at the time. Through this contextual knowledge, a picture of Sappho's life emerges. Freeman uses his vast historical research, in conjunction with Sappho's poems and other Greek works of fiction, to bring us the closest we can come to knowing the biographical details of this most famous woman poet
Summary
Presents the life the Greek poet who lived in the sixth century BCE, covering the few details known about her life on the island of Lesbos and providing selections from the papyrus fragments which have been found of her poems
Biography type
individual biography
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10471500
Cataloging source
SALS
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1961-
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Freeman, Philip
Dewey number
884.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sappho
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True
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  • Sappho
  • Greek poetry
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adult
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the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry
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Searching for Sappho : the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry, Philip Freeman
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First published in 2016
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060097118
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780393353822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951070893
Label
Searching for Sappho : the lost songs and world of the first woman poet : including new translations of all of Sappho's surviving poetry, Philip Freeman
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060097118
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780393353822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951070893

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