Sappho as the Tenth Muse in Hellenistic Epigram

  title={Sappho as the Tenth Muse in Hellenistic Epigram},
  author={Angela Gosetti-Murrayjohn},
  pages={21 - 45}
This essay contributes to the study of the biographical tradition of Sappho in antiquity and to the reception of Sappho in the Hellenistic period by investigating the evolution in Hellenistic epigram of the construction of Sappho as the Tenth Muse. It focuses particularly on the lineage of epigrams with allusive gestures to Sappho, Hesiod, and other epigrams in circulation that contributed to the ossification of Sappho as an iconic figure. In addition, the essay entertains how and why Sappho… 

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