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Today, thousands of years after her birth, in lands remote from her native island of Lesbos and in languages that did not exist when she wrote her poetry in Aeolic Greek, Sappho remains an important name among lovers of poetry and poets alike, . Celebrated throughout antiquity as the supreme Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, noted especially for her limpid fusion of formal poise, lucid insight, and incandescent passion, today her poetry is also prized for its uniquely vivid participation in a living paganism. ...

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    • Title: The Poetry of Sappho by Jim Powell
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780195326710, 0195326717
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    • Edition: 2007
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