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  • The Poems of Sappho

  • An Interpretative Rendition into English
  • By: Sappho
  • Narrated by: Veronica Ambrose
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins

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The Poems of Sappho

By: Sappho
Narrated by: Veronica Ambrose
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Are you looking for love poems? If so, you will really enjoy The Poems of Sappho: An Interpretative Rendition into English.

While very little remains of Sappho's poetry, existing fragments suggest that she had a romantic interest in those of her own sex. Her poems are written as words spoken from one person to another and speak about the joys and difficulties of romantic love. 

A distinction was not made in ancient Greece between homosexual and heterosexual relationships. Nevertheless, the terms “sapphic” and “lesbian”, both of which refer to same-sex female attraction, were inspired by Sappho's life and work. 

Sappho has had an enduring reputation as a lyric poet across the centuries. In modern times, she has come to be known as a great lesbian poet, and her work is enjoyed by many both within and outside the LGBTQ community.

The audiobook includes the following poems and fragments of Sappho:


  • The Muses
  • Love’s Banquet
  • Moon and Stars
  • Ode to Anactoria
  • The Rose
  • Ode to Aphrodite
  • Summer
  • The Garden of the Nymphs
  • Aphrodite’s Doves
  • Anacreon’s Song
  • The Daughter of Cyprus
  • The Distaff
  • The Sleep Wind
  • Long Ago

Epithalamia Threnodes

  • Bridal Song
  • Pieria’s Rose
  • The Stricken Flower
  • Death
  • Persephone

Erotika Dithyrambs

  • Hymn to Paphia
  • Eros
  • Passion
  • Aphrodite’s Praise
  • The First Kiss
  • Ode to Atthis
  • Comparison
  • The Sacrifice
  • Leda
  • The Love of Selene
  • Larichus
  • Spring

Girl Friends

  • Prelude
  • Andromeda
  • Euneica
  • Gorgo
  • Mnasidica
  • Telesippa
  • Gyrinno
  • Megara
  • Erinna
  • Gongyla
  • Damophyla
  • Anagora


  • Philomel
  • Golden Pulse
  • The Swallow
  • Tidings
  • Hesperus
  • Dawn
  • The Farewell
  • Dark-Eyed Sleep
  • The Cliff of Leucas
©1910, 2021 John Myers O'Hara, Veronica Ambrose (P)2021 Bishop & Hudson

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