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Searching for Sappho : The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet (Hardcover) (Philip Freeman)

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The daughter of an aristocratic family, a wife, a devoted mother, a lover of women, Sappho was one of the greatest writers of her own or any age. Although most people have heard of Sappho, the story of her lost poems and the lives of ancient women they celebrate has never been told for a general audience.Philip Freeman, a Harvard PhD and classics professor, paints a vivid picture of Sappho’s world. He delves into religious rites, ancient customs, the role of women in the family, medical knowledge of the time, and the experience of motherhood. Through this contextual knowledge, a picture of Sappho’s life emerges. Freeman uses his vast historical research, in conjunction with Sappho’s poems and other Greek works of fiction, to bring us the closest we can come to knowing the biographical details of this most-famous woman poet.
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Poetry, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Philip Freeman
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2016
TCIN: 50427344
UPC: 9780393242232
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-7682
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