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The Muses Killed Sappho

08 Mar

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Giovanni Boccaccio, Famous Women: Sappho

“Sappho of Lesbos, was a girl from the city of Mytilene, but nothing more of her origin has been left to posterity. To be sure, if we consider her pursuit of literature, we will see restored what age has taken away, namely that she was born of noble parents, because a degenerate or plebeian mind would not have been able to desire or attain to literary production. And so, even though we do not know when she flourished, she was nevertheless of such a noble mind, blossoming in age and form, not content just to known how to join words together, but burning with a great fire of the mind and the persuasive vivacity of her genius, she ascended the lofty and jutting peak of Parnassus with her untiring zeal and, with a lucky stroke of boldness joined herself to the Muses, who willingly accepted…

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Posted by on March 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “The Muses Killed Sappho

  1. vallance22

    March 8, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Sappho is the greatest lyric poet who ever lived.

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