My name is Sappho

My Name is Sappho front cover. The scene is outdoors, at and around a Greek temple which shows partially to the left of the image, revealing one column and partially revealing its frieze, architrave and cornice. Steps are also visible at the bottom left. A brunette (presumably Sappho) stands in front of the column. She has her hair up and a white headband around it. A large, looped earring can also be seen on her right earlobe. She is wearing a white, sleeveless, long dress with a high slit over her right thigh, and a V-neck, and is barefoot, her right foot pointing atop the ground behind her body. The woman faces right at a three-quarter angle to the reader, and carries a barbiton, a classical Greek stringed-instrument, in her hands, diagonally in front of her body. Her gaze is lost in the distance. A heavily-clouded sky can be seen behind and over her, and a water body surrounded by buildings and trees, with can be seen in the bottom right of the image. The sun is behind a mountain in the distance, casting a shadow of the woman on the column.
My Name is Sappho back cover. A novel of many kinds of love, of high adventure, and of striking insight into the relations of men and women of every era - including, most certainly, our own.' -Mario Puzo. In the great tradition of Mary Renault, a wonderfully gifted storyteller has created a world - and a character - that will never be forgotten. Sappho - artist, queen, lover, teacher, full-blooded woman - is a figure of legend made flesh. Her triumphs and torments are brought to vivid, stirring life by the celebrated author of 'Fortune Made His Sword' in this thrilling novel of love and death."

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337 pages
18 cm

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"A novel of many kinds of love, of high adventure, and of striking insight into the relations of men and women of every era - including, most certainly, our own.' -Mario Puzo. In the great tradition of Mary Renault, a wonderfully gifted storyteller has created a world - and a character - that will never be forgotten. Sappho - artist, queen, lover, teacher, full-blooded woman - is a figure of legend made flesh. Her triumphs and torments are brought to vivid, stirring life by the celebrated author of 'Fortune Made His Sword' in this thrilling novel of love and death." -Back cover

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The scene is outdoors, at and around a Greek temple which shows partially to the left of the image, revealing one column and partially revealing its frieze, architrave and cornice. Steps are also visible at the bottom left. A brunette (presumably Sappho) stands in front of the column. She has her hair up and a white headband around it. A large, looped earring can also be seen on her right earlobe. She is wearing a white, sleeveless, long dress with a high slit over her right thigh, and a V-neck, and is barefoot, her right foot pointing atop the ground behind her body. The woman faces right at a three-quarter angle to the reader, and carries a barbiton, a classical Greek stringed-instrument, in her hands, diagonally in front of her body. Her gaze is lost in the distance. A heavily-clouded sky can be seen behind and over her, and a water body surrounded by buildings and trees, with can be seen in the bottom right of the image. The sun is behind a mountain in the distance, casting a shadow of the woman on the column.

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Rofheart, Martha, “My name is Sappho,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/671.