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Laughter of Aphrodite A Novel about Sappho of Lesbos

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ISBN-10: 0520203402

ISBN-13: 9780520203402

Edition: 1993

Authors: Peter Green

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Best-selling classicist Peter Green recreates the life and times of the Greek lyric poet Sappho in this beautifully conceived, sharply detailed work of historical imagination. We meet Sappho at the age of fifty, when she is shaken by her fatal and final love affair with Phaon. She narrates her own story from the vantage point of self-questioning middle age, and her candid meditations make intimate, engrossing reading. Only fragments of Sappho's poetry survive. In imagining Sappho's life Green found his task "rather like that of an archaeologist reassembling some amphora from hundreds of shards--of which more than half are missing." Yet, in his synthesis of historical evidence and ebullient…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English