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Sappho Bilingual Anthology
DEAREST EARTH'S OFFSPRING AND HEAVEN'S

LP 16, 47, 54, 55, 111, 138, 140, E31(B34), * Translated by Elpenor,
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111 & 140 translated by H. T. Wharton, * Greek Fonts, * Sappho Resources


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54
Came he from heaven, in purple clothed mantle.

55
But when you die you will lie and no one ever will remember you then or thereafter, for you don't partake of the roses of Pieria. But obscure even in the house of Hades you'll wander, flown together with the dark dead.

111
Raise high the roof-beam, carpenters. Like Ares comes the bridegroom, taller far than a tall man.

138
Stand there my beloved and into my eyes your glory pour.

140
Delicate Adonis is dying, Cytherea; what shall we do? 
Beat your breasts, maidens, and rend your tunics.

E 31 (B 34)
Dearest Earth's offspring and Heaven's.  


Kelomai se Goggyla: Sappho's poem as was set to music by the modern Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis (Singer: Flery Dantonakis) - Excerpt from "Megalos Erotikos" (wma, streaming)

54
ἔλθοντ΄ ἐξ ὀράνω πορφυρίαν περθέμενον χλάμυν.

55
κατθάνοισα δὲ κείσηι οὐδέ ποτα μναμοσύνα σέθεν ἔσσετ΄ οὐδὲ +ποκ΄+ὔστερον· οὐ γὰρ πεδέχηις βρόδων τὼν ἐκ Πιερίας· ἀλλ΄ ἀφάνης κἀν Ἀίδα δόμωι φοιτάσηις πεδ΄ ἀμαύρων νεκύων ἐκπεποταμένα.

111
ἴψοι δὴ τὸ μέλαθρον ἀέρρετε τέκτονες ἄνδρες. γάμβρος εἰσέρχεται ἴσος Ἄρευι͵ ἄνδρος μεγάλω πόλυ μέζων.

138
στᾶθι κἄντα φίλος καὶ τὰν ἐπ΄ ὄσσοισ΄ ὀμπέτασον χάριν

140
κατθναίσκει͵ Κυθέρη΄͵ ἄβρος Ἄδωνις· τί κε θεῖμεν; 
καττύπτεσθε͵ κόραι͵ καὶ κατερείκεσθε κίθωνας.

E 31 (B 34)
φίλτατον Γαίας γένος Ὀρράνω τε.
 

Cf. ARCHILOCHUS : Yours is the Kingdom of Heaven ||| ALCAEUS : Zeus rains ||| PLATO : Studying Death ||| CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA : O the perfect child! ||| CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA : Becoming Temples of God ||| PAPATSONIS : Scheme, Hestia, Wisdom, In Rising Sound

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