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The poems of Alcaeus and later Pindar record similar romantic bonds between the members of a given circle. There is no known historical evidence for these accounts. Subsequent translators have tended to work in a similar manner, seeking to allow the essence of Sappho's spirit to be visible through the translated verses. No contemporary historical sources exist for Sappho's life—only her poetry. Horace writes in his Odes that Sappho's lyrics are worthy of sacred admiration. The narrators of many of her poems do in fact speak of infatuations and love sometimes requited, sometimes not for various women, but descriptions of physical acts between women are few and subject to debate.
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Sappho And Her Social Context
A major new literary discovery, the Milan Papyrus ,  recovered from a dismantled mummy casing and published in , has revealed the high esteem in which the poet Posidippus of Pella, an important composer of epigrams 3rd century BC , held Sappho's 'divine songs'. Wikimedia Commons has media related to. Indeed, as one would expect from ancient critical estimations, which regard Sappho and Pindar as the greatest practitioners of monodic lyric and choral poetry respectively , more of Sappho's work has survived through quotation than any of the others, with the exception of Pindar whose works alone survive in a manuscript tradition. The word lesbian itself is derived from the name of the island of Lesbos from which she came.
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Since few people are able to understand ancient languages, each age has translated Sappho in its own idiomatic way. As Page DuBois among many other experts points out, this attempt at making Sappho understandable and palatable to the genteel classes of Great Britain was based more on conservative sensibilities than evidence. Her name is also the origin of its less common synonym sapphic. The 3rd Century philosopher Maximus of Tyre wrote that Sappho was "small and dark" and that her relationships to her female friends were similar to those of Socrates.. Charles Baudelaire writes about Sappho in Les Fleurs du mal. She speaks of time spent in Lydia , one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries of that time.
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