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by Archaeology Newsroom

Sappho and Her Time

This article deals with the means through which Sappho’s poetry can be used as a source of the social and political history of her time. We very well know that the lyric poets do not only convey individuality in their work, but they also reveal the political ideals prevailing in the archaic period. Sappho, being a woman, was until recently regarded as having expressed only feelings and sentiments as well as home atmosphere in her verses. However, this judgment has successfully been revised in the last two decades.