On Saturday, January 21st 2023, in the hall of the Old Parliament (old town of Nafplio, called "Vouleftiko"), the Association of Philologists of Argolis, the Municipality of Nafplio and "Kedros" publications present the book "Sappho, The Poems", with a Preface, Translation and Notes by Mrs. Tasoula Karageorgiou.
The book will be presented by Mr. Andreas G. Markantonatos, professor of ancient Greek philology at the Department of Philology of the University of Peloponnese, and by the poet, translator of this work, Mrs. Tassoula Karageorgiou.
The event will be coordinated by Mr. Nikolaos Boubaris, philologist-historian, president of the Association of Philologists of Argolis. The books will be available at the event by the "Aposperitis" bookstore in Nafplio.
"Vouleftiko" Hall, Nafplio (Old Parliament, 12, Staikopoulou str.)
Did you know that?
Sappho (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was an Archaic Greek poet from Eresos or Mytilene on the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by music. In ancient times, Sappho was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets and was given names such as the "Tenth Muse" and "The Poetess". Most of Sappho's poetry is now lost, and what is extant has mostly survived in fragmentary form; only the "Ode to Aphrodite" is certainly complete. Sappho probably wrote around 10,000 lines of poetry; today, only about 650 survive. As well as lyric poetry, ancient commentators claimed that Sappho wrote elegiac and iambic poetry.
Beyond her poetry, she is well known as a symbol of love and desire between women, with the English words sapphic and lesbian deriving from her name and that of her home island respectively [en.wikipedia].
Mrs. Tasoula Karageorgiou was born in Alexandria of Egypt in 1954 and studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens. She holds a doctorate in classical philology from the University of Crete, while from 2007 to 2015 she was a school advisor for philology. Since 2007, she teaches at the Poetry Workshop of the Takis Sinopoulos Foundation.
The books are available at the event by the "Aposperitis" bookstore (30, Amalias Ave., Nafplio, tel. +30 2752 022580).