The Tithonos Song of Sappho

2015.11.12 | By Gregory Nagy This posting of 2015.11.12 picks up from where I left off at 2015.11.5. There I explored the idea of a cycle from girl to woman back to girl in the poetics of Sappho, and I noted the use of the word pais in the sense of ‘girl’ in a vase painting that showed the pursuit of a girl by a woman who was in turn… Read more