In the northeastern stronghold of the Greek world, in the particular space of Lesbos, bordering the very rich kingdoms of Asia Minor, at the end of the seventh century BC, during a period of great social and political turmoil, Sappho was born, the first and most celebrated poetess of antiquity. Much appreciated and read in antiquity, judging by the amount of quotes and stories that were written about her, the poetic quality of Sappho’s work made her through as a singular woman’s voice the limits of time, and allowed him to express timelessly, though particularly fragmented, its incomparable charm. This communication aims to address the uniqueness of this lyric voice, not only for examining some of its fragments, but also by revisiting the most relevant evidence submitted to it in ancient authors, looking through each other, clarify the enigmatic and controversial nature the importance, social, cultural, and poetic, of Sappho in the Ancient world.
|Title of host publication||Narrativas do poder feminino|
|Editors||Maria José Lopes, Ana Paula Pinto, João Amadeu Silva, Miguel Gonçalves|
|Place of Publication||Braga|
|Publisher||Axioma – Publicações da Faculdade de Filosofia|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Lyric poetry