Roman Receptions of Sappho (OUP 2019)

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Editors: Thea S. Thorsen and Stephen Harrison

  • The first volume dedicated entirely to the Roman reception of Sappho; and the first investigation into Roman male poets' reception of an authoritative female precursor
  • Offers the most complete collection of Sappho testimonia to date
  • Focuses on a key female figure in Roman literature, placing her as a poetic authority
  • Challenges prevailing conceptions of male and female intellectual authority in antiquity
  • Draws on new evidence to produce significant knowledge of central Roman poets such as Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Propertius and Ovid


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