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  1. Jan 2019
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    1. In her poetry, though, veneration for the erotic is freed from agricultural associations and traditional formulas and seems rather the natural expression of an individual whose observations are true to the complexity of her experience and include conflicted and aggressive emotion.

      Some scholars suggest that Sappho's poetry does not necessarily reflect her personal emotions and experiences, since they were probably written for public performance and may have been recited by a choral group. Such groups had 15 members, but typically sang in the first-person singular "I". What do you think?