My name is Sappho: A novel

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My name is Sappho: A novel

My name is Sappho A novel Out of history legend and the cloud drifts of Sappho s own poetry Martha Rofheart has spun a dazzling tale a life of high adventure brutal war political intrigue and poignant romance The dimly known e

  • Title: My name is Sappho: A novel
  • Author: Martha Rofheart
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Out of history legend and the cloud drifts of Sappho s own poetry Martha Rofheart has spun a dazzling tale a life of high adventure brutal war political intrigue and poignant romance The dimly known era of Greece six centuries before Christ is illuminated in a lyrical and humanistic story of a woman whose enduring fame lies in her new conception of woman as an intellectOut of history legend and the cloud drifts of Sappho s own poetry Martha Rofheart has spun a dazzling tale a life of high adventure brutal war political intrigue and poignant romance The dimly known era of Greece six centuries before Christ is illuminated in a lyrical and humanistic story of a woman whose enduring fame lies in her new conception of woman as an intellect and an artist.

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    One thought on “My name is Sappho: A novel

    1. Laura Lacey on said:

      I loved the idea of this book. Having studied Classics I am always on the look out for authors who can bring these historical figures to life. Sappho’s life is ripe for fictionalization; one of the most famous but mysterious poets in history. Rofheart has clearly done a lot of research into Sappho and the period in which she lived, I liked her explanation of this at the end. She gives some really interesting insights into the culture and brings Sappho’s world to life, especially politics and [...]

    2. Helen on said:

      There are some historical women whose lives have been written about in fiction many times but I think it’s safe to say that Sappho, the Greek lyric poet, doesn’t seem to be one of them. This novel, first published in 1974, is the first I’ve come across that tells her story and much as I do enjoy reading about Tudor queens and medieval princesses, it’s always refreshing to have the opportunity to read about somebody different! Very little is known for certain about Sappho’s life. We do [...]

    3. Melisende d'Outremer on said:

      Story of the 6th Century BC Greek poetess, Sappho as related by Sappho and three others. Whilst very little is known about Sappho, this is a fair fictional account with a plausible story behind it.Personally, I would have preferred the one narrator as the passion of Sappho would have shone through more and I would have developed more of a connection with her.

    4. Don Maker on said:

      I love historical fiction, especially concerning women who contributed much to the world. The story of Sappho gives very interesting glimpses into both her character and the culture of Western civilization at that time. The research sounds very authentic, and is mentioned at the end. As a great artist from a wealthy family, Sappho was able to fight for the rights of women in a Greek culture that was very male dominated.The structure was a little creative, as there are five segments, each told in [...]

    5. Pat Anderson on said:

      Strangely this book was called 'Burning Sappho' when I read it. Why the name change? This novel brings to life the famous poet Sappho and the times in which she lived. This was a turbulent period in Greece when the tyrants were taking over everywhere. The word 'tyrant' did not mean the same in those days. It had not acquired its pejorative meaning yet and merely meant 'usurper.' These tyrants took over many states, often with popular support. Supporters of the old regimes fled to other areas to [...]

    6. Sheri on said:

      I don't know why I had such difficult time initially getting into this book, because it is well written, well researched and good characterization, but once I finished about a third of the book, it finally took over and I was into the story line. I liked the main characters, it was a good plot, and it is a book that I would recommend to readers.* I would like to thank the author/publisher /Netgalkey for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest opinion*

    7. Eileen Hall on said:

      A wonderful account of one of the greatest Greek female poets of all time.This is Sappho's life story from when she was sent into exile, by the usurpers that were trying to take over Greece and her people, from her home on Lesbos to her triumphant homecoming.I was given a digital copy of this novel by the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    8. Violet on said:

      I read this book many yearsa ago and thought it was good so I saved it. Recently I didn't have antything new to read so I pulled it out and decided to reread it. It was okay, but if I would have read this book now, for the first time, I would not have saved it to read again. So now you know why I gave it a three star rating.

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