Classic of the Month: Come Close by Sappho

ComeCloseCome Close by Sappho

Published by Penguin Classics on February 26, 2015

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Classical

Pages: 55 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased

4.5/5 Stars

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Sensual, sun-soaked verse on love and the gods in Ancient Greece, from the poet named ‘the tenth Muse’ by Plato.

This month’s classic, Come Close by Sappho, was a short but sweet interlude between all the new release books I’ve been reading this month. Born on the island of Lesbos, Sappho was a lyric poet from Ancient Greece. As with most classical literature, a majority of Sappho’s writing has been lost to the world, but her legacy lives on in surviving fragments like those contained in this compilation.

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