Thinking of Further Desiderata While Tracing the Reception of Sappho in the Ancient World
CitationNagy, Gregory. 2020. "Thinking of Further Desiderata While Tracing the Reception of Sappho in the Ancient World." Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University.
AbstractFollowing up on my previous essay in Classical Inquiries (Nagy 2020.11.20), I offer here some further thoughts about desiderata that occur to me as I proceed in making plans to write up, as a self-standing monograph to be published by Classical Inquiries both online and as a printed “pamphlet,” the results—to date—of my attempts at tracing the reception of Sappho in the ancient world. For my starting point here, I show once again the introductory illustration for my previous essay. We saw there, in the form of a line-drawing, a detail from a vase painting dated to the Classical era of Athens, that is, to the fifth century BCE. As I argued in my previous essay, what we saw in that detail was a picturing of a female beauty who could be viewed as a depersonalized vision of Sappho.
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