tells us that Sappho's works were burned en masse in the fourth century
C.E. and later in the eleventh century C.E., eras in which her poems were
considered pornographic because they featured sexual relationships between
women. Pick one character or author from the list below and write one paragraph
telling what that figure would say about burning/banning Sappho’s poetry.
Remember, you are not giving your opinion. Rather, your job is to imagine the
opinion of the author or fictional character:
B: What do
you think? (Yes, now it is time to give your views!). In two paragraphs, argue
that one, several, or all of Sappho’s poems should or should not be banned. Be
sure to explain your position in detail.
Select poems by Sappho: “An
Epithalamium,” “He is more than a Hero,” “To Any Army Wife, in Sardis,” “No
Word,” “Before They were Mothers,” “Cleis,” “Maidens Dancing In Moonlight,”
“Loneliness,” and “I Have No Complaint”.
need credible references, intext citations with page numbers, plagiarism free.