Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Meter: Greater Asclepiad (gl2c)
× × – ᴗ ᴗ – – ᴗ ᴗ – – ᴗ ᴗ – ᴗ – (in distichs)
Note, however, vv. 1-2 do not scan.
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.
Σαπφώ περὶ Ἀνδρομέδας σκώπτει...
Sappho jokes about Andromeda...
Maximus of Tyre says of Andromeda (Orations 18.9, Campbell Testimony #20):
καὶ ὅ τι περ Σωκράτει οἱ ἀντίτεχνοι Πρόδικος καὶ Γοργίας καὶ Θρασύμαχος καὶ Πρωταγόρας, τοῦτο τῇ Σαπφοῖ Γοργὼ καὶ Ἀνδρομέδα· νῦν μὲν ἐπιτιμᾷ ταύταις, νῦν δὲ ἐλέγχει καὶ εἰρωνεύεται αὐτὰ ἐκεῖνα τὰ Σωκράτους.
What the rival craftsmen Prodicus and Georgias and Thrasymachus and Protagoras were to Socrates, Gorgo and Andromeda were to Sappho. Sometimes she censures them, at other times she cross-examines them, and she uses irony just like Socrates (trans. Campbell 20-21).