The image of the Helen in Sapph. Fr. 16 (Neri-Cinti) is analyzed in detail on the basis of the new papyrus fragments which were published by Dirk Obbink (Obbink 2016a). According to the results of the comparative analysis, it is concluded that the form of the aoristic active participle from the verb, which is used in Sapph. Fr. 16, refers not only to the vocabulary of Homer, but also to the vocabulary of legal documents (cf. Hom. Il. XV, 653-654; Hellanic., Fr. 31, 50 Jacoby; IG XII(2), No58, 8-9 etc.). Thus, we confirm a special significance of the Sapph. Fr. 16, which is a "program" song of Sappho's thiasos (cf. Bierl 2003).
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|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
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