Spring 2016

The New “Brothers Poem” by Sappho

Author
Rachel C. Hadas
Abstract

The “Brothers Poem” was one of two textual fragments by the poet Sappho recently discovered on a papyrus. The poem—which may be a sister’s prayer for the safe return of one brother, a merchant sailor, and the growth to maturity of another brother—is here translated into English by Rachel Hadas.

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