Sappho: Poems and Fragments Glossary

Sappho: Poems and Fragments Glossary

Flotilla

A small fleet of ships

Splendors

Well-earned achievements

Contention

A severe argument or disagreement

Helen

A reference to Helen of Troy, Zeus' daughter and the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology

Bowed

Submitted to; peacefully accepted

Infantry

Foot soldiers, a subdivision of the army that is distinct from naval forces

Billowing

Moving gently and delicatly with the breeze

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