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The New Sappho on Old Age : Textual and Philosophical Issues (Paperback)

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The world has long wished for more of Sappho''s poetry, which exists mostly in tantalizing fragments. So the apparent recovery in 2004 of a virtually intact poem by Sappho, only the fourth to have survived almost complete, has generated unprecedented excitement and discussion among scholarly and lay audiences alike. This volume is the first collection of essays in English devoted to discussion of the newly recovered Sappho poem and two other incomplete texts on the same papyri. Containing eleven new essays by leading scholars, it addresses a wide range of textual and philological issues connected with the find. Using different approaches, the contributions demonstrate how the "New Sappho" can be appreciated as a complete, gracefully spare poetic statement regarding the painful inevitability of death and aging.

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Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674032958
SKU 210188118
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674032950
Release Date 11/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0213
Publisher Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studie
Series Part 38
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