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Meter: Greater Asclepiad (gl2c)
× × – ᴗ ᴗ – – ᴗ ᴗ – – ᴗ ᴗ – ᴗ – (in distichs)
Campbell, David A. 1982. Greek Lyric, Vol. I: Sappho and Alcaeus. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Voigt, Eva-Maria, ed. 1971. Sappho et Alcaeus. Amsterdam: Polak & Van Gennep.
Stobaeus reports that these lines were addressed to an uneducated (ἀπαίδευτον) woman. Plutarch (Quaestiones Convivales 646f)1 similarly describes the addressee as uncultured, unlearned (τινα τῶν ἀμούσων καὶ ἀμαθῶν γυναικῶν), and wealthy (πλουσίαν, Coniugalia Praecepta 146a).2
1 See the English translation on Perseus here.
2 See the English translation on Perseus here.
1 Diane J. Rayor and André Lardinois, eds., Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 116.