By Professor of Greek Philology Anton Bierl, Dr Andre Lardinois
Within the most modern Sappho Anton Bierl and André Lardinois have edited 21 papers of world-renowned Sappho students facing the hot papyrus fragments of Sappho that have been released in 2014. This set of papyrus fragments, the best locate of Sappho fragments because the starting of the twentieth century, presents major new readings and additions to 5 formerly recognized songs of Sappho (frs. five, nine, sixteen, 17 and 18), in addition to the continues to be of 4 formerly unknown songs, together with the hot Brothers track and the Kypris music. The participants talk about the content material of those poems in addition to the final result they've got for our figuring out of Sappho’s lifestyles and paintings.
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69. 2 On the Alexandrian edition, see Liberman (2007). 135) cites something Sappho said in a song (ἐν μέλεϊ Ϲαπφὼ πολλὰ κατακερτόμηϲέ μιν sc. Charaxos, or perhaps Doricha—possibly Sappho fr. 15, if not the new Brothers Song). Even earlier, we hear that Solon badly desired to learn by heart (apparently orally) a poem of hers that he had heard his young nephew sing ‘over the wine’ (παρὰ πότον) movingly at a symposium (‘Aelian’ ap. Stob. Flor. 50 vol. 3 p. )—thus a reference to a text of Sappho’s ante litteras.
23a). Cavallo (1967). Horizontal fold-lines: visible in Figs. 3, pp. 38–39. For other examples of Greek papyri recovered from book-covers/bindings of limp leather stiffened with waste sheets of papyrus, see Barns, Browne, and Shelton (1981). 1 p. gc Inv. 105, frs. 2 P. Sapph. Obbink, containing lines 5–24 of the Brothers Song and parts of lines 1–8 of the Kypris Song. 3 Detail of P. Sapph. Obbink, showing the physical break between lines 13 and 14. image copyright © imaging papyri project, oxford—all rights reserved the new papyrus, just under the paragraphus, is visible the new reading of the line beginning the poem, Πότνιαι).
Fragment 17’ ⊗ Near here, indeed, [… let be celebrated] your [charming] festival, revered Hera, which the Kings, the Atreidai, established on a vow, since they had accomplished heroic exploits in the beginning at Troy, but later on putting in just here: for they could not find their way 29 30 obbink before they had approached you, and Suppliant Zeus and Thyone’s soothing child. Now we, too, [continue] to perform [these things] just like of o[ld] that are pure and of high[est. ] Each [… [… to be [… [He]ra, to come back.
The Newest Sappho: P. Sapph. Obbink and P. Gc Inv. 105, Frs. 1-4: Studies in Archaic and Classical Greek Song, Vol. 2 by Professor of Greek Philology Anton Bierl, Dr Andre Lardinois