THE SAPPHO COMPANION.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Palgrave / St Martin's, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - An illustrated anthology of works inspired by Sappho combined with fragments of the poet?s own writing. "Born about 2,500 years ago on the island of Lesbos, Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of ancient Greece. Her work survives only in fragments, yet her influence extends throughout Western literature. [This book] draws on everything from the Roman myths of Sappho to the eighteenth century rediscovery of Herculaneum, with its intriguing papyrus fragments, to Pat Califia's 1980 lesbian S/M book, Sapphistry." Edited and with an introduction by Reynolds. Select bibliography, index. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-312239246.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.