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Works: 557 works in 1,800 publications in 13 languages and 34,506 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Lyric poetry  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Songs  Variations (Music)  Music  String quartets  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Subject Headings: Lesbians 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Contributor, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, wat
Classifications: PA4408.E5, 884.01
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Most widely held works about Sappho
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Most widely held works by Sappho
Sappho by Sappho( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of "Sappho" that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct - the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English
If not, winter : fragments of Sappho by Sappho( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bilingual edition of the work of the Greek poet Sappho, in a new translation by Anne Carson. Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630 B.C. She was a musical genius who devoted her life to composing and performing songs. Of the nine books of lyrics Sappho is said to have composed, none of the music is extant and only one poem has survived complete. All the rest are fragments. In If Not, Winter Carson presents all of Sappho's fragments in Greek and in English. Brackets and space give the reader a sense of what is absent as well as what is present on the papyrus. Carson's translation illuminates Sappho's reflections on love, desire, marriage, exile, cushions, bees, old age, shame, time, chickpeas and many other aspects of the human situation."--Jacket
In shadow, in light : music of Steven Stucky by Steven Stucky( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Sappho by Sappho( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, thousands of years after her birth, in lands remote from her native island of Lesbos and in languages that did not exist when she wrote her poetry in Aeolic Greek, Sappho remains an important name among lovers of poetry and poets alike, . Celebrated throughout antiquity as the supreme Greek poet of love and of the personal lyric, noted especially for her limpid fusion of formal poise, lucid insight, and incandescent passion, today her poetry is also prized for its uniquely vivid participation in a living paganism. Collected in an edition of nine scrolls by scholars in the second century BC, Sappho's poetry largely disappeared when the Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople in 1204. All that remained was one poem and a handful of quoted passages . A century ago papyrus fragments recovered in Egypt added a half dozen important texts to Sappho's surviving works. In 2004 a new complete poem was deciphered and published. By far the most significant discovery in a hundred years, it offers a new and tellingly different example of Sappho's poetic art and reveals another side of the poet, thinking about aging and about the transmission of culture from one generation to the next. Jim Powell's translations represent a unique combination of poetic mastery in English verse and a deep schlolarly engagement with Sappho's ancient Greek. They are incomparably faithful to the literal sense of the Greek poems and, simultaneously, to their forms, preserving the original meters and stanzas while exactly replicating the dramatic action of their sequences of disclosure and the passionate momentum of their sentences. Powell's translations have often been anthologized and selected for use in textbooks, winning recognition among discerning readers as far the best versions in English
Messa di requiem ; Tre composizioni corali ; Due composizioni corali by Ildebrando Pizzetti( )

2 editions published in 1991 in Latin and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of sheer nothingness : vocal music by Aaron Helgeson( )

2 editions published in 2016 in Provenal and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleemation ; and other works by Elizabeth Vercoe( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman and the hare by Harrison Birtwistle( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Sappho by Sappho( Book )

11 editions published between 1891 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De meeste gedichten in verschillende vertaalversies onder elkaar
Cinque frammenti di Saffo : per una voce e orchestra da camera by Luigi Dallapiccola( )

16 editions published between 1943 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hai tou Anakreontos Ōdai : kai Ta tēs sapphous, kai Ta tou Alkaiou Leipsana by Anacreon( Book )

26 editions published between 1751 and 1970 in Greek, Ancient and Greek, Modern and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sappho et Alcaeus by Sappho( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in 6 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Alcman, Sappho, Ibycus by Alcman( Book )

3 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LA variations ; Five images after Sappho ; Giro ; Mania ; Gambit by Esa-Pekka Salonen( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sappho. Memoir, text, selected renderings and a literal translation by Sappho( Book )

29 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit het werk van de Griekse dichteres (600 v.Chr.) met vertaling
Die Gedichte Anakreons und der Sappho; Oden by Anacreon( Book )

19 editions published between 1586 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of Greece by Stella Doufexis( )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anakreontos Tēiou Melē : Anacreontis Teii Carmina by Anacreon( Book )

39 editions published between 1676 and 1776 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anacreontis, quae feruntur, carmina, Sapphus et Erinnae fragmenta by Anacreon( Book )

12 editions published in 1826 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and fragments by Sappho( Book )

25 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Lesbos, Sappho von ca. v7./6. Jh.



Psappho ca. v7./6. Jh.

Psappho f. ca 630 f.Kr


Saffo, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.

Saffo ca. 600 v.Chr

Saffo ca. v7./6. Jh.

Saffo sec. VII-VI a.C.


Safo ca. v7./6. Jh.

Safo de Lesbos

Safo de Mitilene

Safo sec. VII-VI a.C.


Safona z Lesbos

Safu ca. 600 v.Chr



Sapfō, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.

Sapfo ca. 600 v.Chr

Sapfo ca. v7./6. Jh.


Sapho, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.

Sapho asi 630 př. Kr.-568 př. Kr

Sapho ca. 600 v.Chr

Sapho ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sapho de Lesbos.

Sapho de Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sapho f. ca 630 f.Kr

Sapho sec. VII-VI a.C.




Sappho 0625?-0580? av. J.-C.

Sappho asi 630 př. Kr.-568 př. Kr

Sappho ca. 600 v.Chr van Lesbos

Sappho de Lesbos.

Sappho de Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho Lesbia.

Sappho Lesbia ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho lesbiaca

Sappho lesbiaca, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.

Sappho Lyrica

Sappho Lyrica ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho Mytilenaea.

Sappho Mytilenaea ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho of Lesbos.

Sappho of Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho of Mytilene.

Sappho of Mytilene ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho van Lesbos.

Sappho, van Lesbos, ca. 600 v.Chr.

Sappho von Eresos.

Sappho von Eresos ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho von Lesbos.

Sappho von Lesbos ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sappho von Mytilene.

Sappho von Mytilene ca. v7./6. Jh.


Sapphus ca. 600 v.Chr

Sapphus ca. v7./6. Jh.

Sapphus sec. VII-VI a.C.



Σαπφώ, 0612?-0557? av. J.-C.







사포 (시인)



萨福 ca. 600 v.Chr

If not, winter : fragments of SapphoThe poetry of SapphoPoems and fragmentsPoems and fragmentsSappho and Alcaeus; an introduction to the study of ancient Lesbian poetrySappho's lyre : archaic lyric and women poets of ancient GreeceFictions of Sappho, 1546-1937