Sappho, Herodotus, and the "Hetaira"

@article{Lidov2002SapphoHA,
  title={Sappho, Herodotus, and the "Hetaira"},
  author={Joel B. Lidov},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  year={2002},
  volume={97},
  pages={203 - 237}
}
That dot leads to the second, for what is visible on the papyrus before the rho is merely a dot of ink, and it is not compatible with an omega.1 The printed text depends entirely on a story about Sappho and her brother Charaxus. According to ancient reports, Charaxus went to Egypt as a wine merchant, became enamored there of a slave-prostitute named Rhodopis, and lavished sums on her; at the least he bought her her liberty. Upon his return to Mytilene, Sappho, calling the woman not Rhodopis but… 
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