Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho

Aaron Poochigian, Carol Ann Duffy (introduction), Sappho

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 06-08-2009

£8.99

150 years after Homer’s Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of Turkey. Little remains of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. This title covers this surviving texts that consists of fragmented body of lyric poetry.

Gift Wrapping – our gift wrapping option will be back soon

Have your books hand wrapped in our bespoke tissue paper with our kite sticker to tie it all together.

Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.123 kg
Dimensions 9 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 160