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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Images of Sexuality in the Greek Lyric Archilochos, Sappho, Erinna, Korinna, Anacreon, Ibykos The Greek Lyric as Personal  Epic poetry (9th 7th c) expresses great themes, like war, glory, immortality, courage and fate.  The individual is not important, unless he/she is a leader, a noble or immortal.  By contrast the lyric focuses upon the individual, the ordinary person, with his/her dreams, hopes, feelings, loves and hates, fears and anxieties. Love  Sapphos immortal verses elevate love into a theme worthy of poetry, and will be very influential for many centuries.  Love is presented as a disease, which takes over ones being, uncontrollable and fierce  In Sappho, however, love is often gentle and rare, it is ordinary and sometimes extraordinary.  Archilochos views the theme with a certain Jealousy...
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