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075 - Aphrodite II Sappho From Lesbos(7th/6th Century...

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Aphrodite II 19/09/2007 12:00:00 Sappho From Lesbos (7 th /6 th  Century) o Word Lesbian comes from Lesbos Wrote hymns to Aphrodite It is speculated that she is a lesbian, but not entirely evident Sappho language Asks immortal daughter of Zeus to bring no pain She states that Aphrodite has helped before She requests that Aphrodite be her ally (diction: throne, chariot) Requests that Aphrodite make Sappho’s beloved love Sappho Offering to a Star of Venus Dove’s blood & fat Myrrh Wormwood Vulture brains = compulsion (element of dark magic) Tooth of ass or heifer = protection (protection from the divinity) Love Spell of Attraction (Anonymous) Begins by threatening to bind Adonis like the bind of Ixion in Hades (thus  preventing the rebirth of Adonis every Spring) Presents a hymn that praises the power of Aphrodite
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