Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Sappho
(686 words)

active ca. 600 BC;

b. in Mytilene or Eresus on Lesbos;

female Greek lyric poet.

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In the Alexandrian period, Sappho’s poems were arranged in nine books, according to their metrical form. Book 1 comprises 1,320 verses (330 Sapphic stanzas; fragment 30); the only complete poem (fragment 1) comprises seven Sapphic stanzas. It is proba…

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Hagelberg, Leonie, “Sappho”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0198>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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