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The Nature of Sappho's Seizure in FR. 31 LP as Evidence of her Inversion

  • George Devereux (a1)
Abstract

It is proposed to reappraise the nature of Sappho's seizure (2 B = 2 D = 31 LP), to demonstrate that it constitutes proof positive of her lesbianism and to delimit, on the basis of psycho-physiological considerations, the sense any emendation of (v. 9) must have, if it is to match the clinical precision and to fit the rest of the seizure she describes.

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The Classical Quarterly
  • ISSN: 0009-8388
  • EISSN: 1471-6844
  • URL: /core/journals/classical-quarterly
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