Unformatted text preview: obviously are quite proud of their military force, and have no difficulty conveying it. On the other hand, Sappho seems to value loved ones much more than cavalries, infantries, and navies. She also explains to Anactoria that she is one of these loved ones. In fact, it almost seems as if Sappho loves Anactoria in a romantic way instead of in the platonic sense of the word. If this is the case then that makes Sappho not just a Lesbian because of her nationality, but also a lesbian because of her homosexuality. This poem may embody Sappho's way of coming to terms with her sexual preference and being able to “come out the closet” to a friend that she is attracted to. This is why she describes Anactoria with, “dear sound of your footstep and light glancing in your eyes” The way she describes Anactoria proves how much she misses and is attracted to her....
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- Fall '10
- World Literature, Thing, Coming out, Anactoria. Sappho