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Poem of the Week: Hymn to Aphrodite by Frederick Seidel
A brew of the sacred and profane by a rebel classicist, delivered gulp by gulp

Carol Rumens

29, Mar, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Doubts cast over provenance of unearthed Sappho poems
Original account of discovery is retracted by editors of the scholarly book in which it was published

Charlotte Higgins Chief culture writer

25, Mar, 2021 @7:56 PM

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Poem of the week: The Barber Shop by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke
A sharp reflection on the sight of a male muse getting his hair cut provides a neat invitation to read more contemporary Greek poetry

Carol Rumens

17, Sep, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Influential women missing from the list | Brief letters
Brief letters: What, no Sappho? | Poetry in newspapers | Rain risk for mobility scooters | The Healeys on holiday | Cheap beer in Yorkshire


09, Aug, 2018 @4:20 PM

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Found in translation: how women are making the classics their own
Women have long been marginalised in the world of ancient texts, but female scholars and translators are finally having their say

Emily Wilson

07, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Atthis review – Sappho’s passions in a subtle song cycle
Georg Friedrich Haas’s 2009 work, sung with authority by Claire Booth, describes the unstable trajectory of the poet’s relationship with a younger woman

George Hall

24, Apr, 2015 @2:22 PM

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Poster poems: Sappho
Billy Mills: The poet's passionate words have been reinterpreted with each modern age; now it is your turn to muse on moonlight and death

Billy Mills

05, Sep, 2014 @10:00 AM

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Read Sappho's 'new' poem
Read the first translation of previously unseen poem thought to be by much-loved classical author

Translated by Tim Whitmarsh

30, Jan, 2014 @11:50 AM

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Sappho: two previously unknown poems indubitably hers, says scholar

University of Oxford papyrologist convinced poems preserved on ancient papyrus are by seventh-century lyricist of Lesbos

Charlotte Higgins, chief arts writer

29, Jan, 2014 @7:45 PM

Glanville-Hicks: Sappho – review
A strong cast adds class to a Vaughn Williams-like score and self-conscious libretto that lacks dramatic potency, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

19, Dec, 2012 @4:22 PM

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Lawrence Durrell and Peggy Glanville-Hicks: a song for Sappho

In 1963, novelist Lawrence Durrell and composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks wrote an opera for Maria Callas: it was never performed – until now, writes Sam Jordison

Sam Jordison

22, Aug, 2012 @6:31 PM

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Annabel Lyon's top 10 books on the ancient world
From Plato to John Updike and Rupert Graves to Sappho, the novelist chooses books that 'subvert, surprise, challenge and please'

Annabel Lyon

29, Sep, 2010 @12:08 PM

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