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SAPPHO

Size: 100 x 48

Manuscript written with dip pen (with metallic nib) and acrylic ink in Greek minuscule script, as it has been styled in the late Byzantine era. Decoration inspired by an attic red figure skyphos, attributed to the Penelope’s Painter. Telemachus and Penelope in front of a tapestry weaving frame. 450 BC, Chiusi, Museo Civico.

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Sappho

The Moon has left the sky,
Lost is the Pleiads' light;
It is midnight,
And time slips by,
But on my couch alone I lie.

(Translation: J. A. Symonds, 1883)

http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/usappho/sph49.htm

 

Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληίαδες, μέσαι δὲ
νύκτες, παρὰ δ᾽ ἔρχετ᾽ ὤρα
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω.


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