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  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141398709
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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Little Black Classics




'Yes, we did many things, then - allBeautiful ...'

Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Sappho (c.630-570 BCE). Sappho's Stung with Love is available in Penguin Classics.%%%'Yes, we did many things, then - allBeautiful ...'Lyrical, powerful poems about love, sexuality, sun-soaked Greece and the gods.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.Sappho (c.630-570 BCE). Sappho's Stung with Love is available in Penguin Classics.

  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141398709
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the author

SAPPHO

Sappho was born sometime between 630 and 617 BCE and died around 570. Little of certainty is known about her life. A native of the island of Lesbos, she resided in its largest city, Mytilene. She composed songs for choral and solo performance on a wide range of themes but is best known for amatory songs focusing on adolescent females. She is renowned as the first woman poet in literary history, and her songs have been universally admired throughout antiquity and modernity.

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