Sappho: A New Rendering

Read by Libby Gohn

(4.7 stars; 27 reviews)

Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although her work was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, only small fragments survive today. This book includes translations of these fragments, as well as a poem from Ovid's Heroides, "Sappho to Phaon," a fictional letter from Sappho to her assumed lover. (Summary by Libby Gohn) (0 hr 35 min)


Introduction and Foreward 6:26 Read by Libby Gohn
Fragments 1-10 4:32 Read by Libby Gohn
Fragments 11-20 3:12 Read by Libby Gohn
Fragments 21-30 3:21 Read by Libby Gohn
Fragments 31-40 2:35 Read by Libby Gohn
Fragments 41-53 3:50 Read by Libby Gohn
Sappho to Phaon 11:39 Read by Libby Gohn



(5 stars)

Sappho is timeless. The reading is perfect. I'm falling in love all over again with this Greek goddess.

good book well read

(5 stars)

good book, well read

Sappho - Read by Libby Gohn

(5 stars)

Though what we have here of Sappho's writings is loaded with gaps, Libby Gohn does a great job of reading what of those writings she has. I give Sappho: A New Rendering five stars.

A Treasure.

(4 stars)

I am not good at writing reviews as I just sit and let the words wash over me and these fragments, beautifully read, just touched me to my inner core and when finished wanting more.

(4 stars)

I'm not very into poetry, but this was good and well read. It's a shame so little remains of her work.