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Who, Sappho?

Alex Purves

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Greek lyric avoids the thorough, point-by-point narration characteristic of epic. Sappho engages in anti-narrative, exemplified by Aphrodite's questions in Sappho 1, which—unlike the questions gods ... More


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