The Nature of Sappho's Seizure in FR. 31 LP as Evidence of her Inversion

  title={The Nature of Sappho's Seizure in FR. 31 LP as Evidence of her Inversion},
  author={G. R. M. Devereux},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  pages={17 - 31}
  • G. Devereux
  • Published 1 May 1970
  • Psychology
  • The Classical Quarterly
It is proposed to reappraise the nature of Sappho's seizure (2 B = 2 D = 31 LP), to demonstrate that it constitutes proof positive of her lesbianism and to delimit, on the basis of psycho-physiological considerations, the sense any emendation of (v. 9) must have, if it is to match the clinical precision and to fit the rest of the seizure she describes. 

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