Sappho

(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

Anactoria - Poem by Sappho

Yes, Atthis, you may be sure

Even in Sardis
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Comments about Anactoria by Sappho

  • (8/22/2012 10:13:00 AM)

    I love Barnard's translations of Sappho. I think they are among the most lucid, deeply affecting poems in the English language. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/14/2010 7:06:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem, but please be aware that it is not an accurate translation. Anactoria is never mentioned in the existing fragment, and the first line (among other things) is a fabrication. The translator has taken the liberty of filling in the missing parts, which is not a problem as long as you don't need to cite it. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2007 11:43:00 PM)

    One of the most hauntingly beautiful poems ever written. O Sappho. Your words rush over me as the speed of time. (Report)Reply

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