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A Poem by Sappho: Hymn To Aphrodite

  Hymn To Aphrodite Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite! Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee Slay me not in this distress and anguish, Lady of beauty. Hither come as once before thou camest, When from afar thou heard’st my ...

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A Poem by Sappho: Drapple-thorned Aphrodite

  Drapple-thorned Aphrodite,   Dapple-throned Aphrodite, eternal daughterf God, snare-knitter! Don’t, I beg you, cow my heart with grief! Come, as once when you heard my far- off cry and, listening, stepped from your father’s house to your gold car, ...

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A Poem by Sappho: Cleis

  Cleis Sleep, darling I have a small daughter called Cleis, who is like a golden flower I wouldn’t take all Croesus’ kingdom with love thrown in, for her — Don’t ask me what to wear I have no embroidered ...

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A Poem by Sappho: Anactoria

  Anactoria Yes, Atthis, you may be sure Even in Sardis Anactoria will think often of us of the life we shared here, when you seemed the Goddess incarnate to her and your singing pleased her best Now among Lydian ...

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