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6th century BCE
"Hymn to Aphrodite" is told in the first person by the poet Sappho. Sappho is heartbroken and beseeches the goddess Aphrodite for assistance.
"Hymn to Aphrodite" is written in the present tense.
"Hymn to Aphrodite" is written to portray the emotion of heartbreak and the provision that hope offers. Many of Sappho's works concerned Aphrodite as the poet was a devoted follower, and this poem is a good representation of the style and tone of her works. "Hymn to Aphrodite" is one of the only intact works remaining by this ancient poet.
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