Sappho's sixth and seventh poems
January 28, 2014 9:16 PM Subscribe
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Although she is a literary legend, only one complete poem of Sappho's survives, along with substantial fragments of four others (the last discovered in 2004). Now two new fragments have been discovered.
The poems came to light when the owner of a papyrus asked Oxford classicist Dirk Obbink about the Greek script on a scrap. Obbink recognised it and asked the owner for permission to publish an article
, including a transcription (though not a translation) of the poems.