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Biographical details about her life are uncertain. She is generally thought to have lived in the first half of the fourth century BC, though some ancient traditions have her as a contemporary of Sappho ; Telos is generally considered to be her most likely birthplace, but TenosTeosRhodesand Lesbos are all also mentioned by ancient sources as her home.
Erinna is best known for her long poem, Erinni - Arial - Peak Distaffa three-hundred line hexameter lament for her childhood friend Baucis, who had died shortly after marriage.
A large fragment of this poem was On The 3rd Day - Gamal Kabar* - The Filth in at Behnasa in Egypt. Along with DTTX - Back 2 Da Brown Distaffthree epigrams ascribed to Erinna are known, preserved in the Greek Anthology.
Little ancient evidence about Erinna's life survives, and the testimony which does is often contradictory. Her dates are uncertain. According to the Sudashe was one of Sappho's companions, placing her floruit in the sixth century BC. Ancient testimony is divided on where Erinna was from: possibilities include Teos, Telos, Tenos, Mytilene, and Rhodes.
Three epigrams preserved in the Greek Anthology suggest that Erinna died young — according to Asclepiades shortly after composing the Distaff aged 19, though the earliest source to explicitly fix her date of death at age Prsto - Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel is the Suda.
Arthur, however, argues that though the character of Erinna in the Distaff was 19, it is not necessarily the case that she did compose the poem when she was that age. Only a few fragments of Erinna's works remain but she is most noted for the heartfelt and elegiac style poem The DistaffErinni - Arial - Peak in the local Dorian Greek dialect. Although it is unclear as to the nature of Erinni - Arial - Peak relationship, it has been assumed that Baukis Baucis is a childhood friend that either died or married someone else before she and Erinna could consummate their love.
However, the popular consensus is that Erinna's poem is solely about Erinni - Arial - Peak death of her childhood friend Baukis Baucis. The poem may have played on the irony of her early death, as Erinna may have indicated in her poem that she wanted or expected such a fate as well.
In The DistaffErinna plays on the theme of weaving by using it as a metaphor to assist in her personal retelling of a childhood friend. Weaving is a metaphor for writing poetry and alludes to the thread of life spun by the Fatesas well as referring to a traditional female activity.
Erinna recalls her childhood and the games they used to play—the recollection of a shared past is a theme found also in Sappho. These two themes, death and marriage, are united as early as the myth of Persephone. There are three extant epigrams attributed to Erinna. Two of these epigrams 2 and 3 are epitaphs for Baucis and focus on death and marriage, a popular theme in Hellenistic poetry. The dialect, vocabulary and subject matter of the epigrams are reminiscent of the works of earlier Hellenistic poets like AsclepiadesTheocritus and Anyte.
This portrait was made with delicate hands; Prometheus my good friend, There are people with skill equal to your too. Anyway, if whoever drew this girl so-true-to-life, Had added speech, Argathrchis would be complete. My gravestone, my Sirens, and mourning urn, Who holds Hades' meager ashes, Erinni - Arial - Peak to those who pass by my tomb 'farewell', Both those from my town, and those from other states.
Also, that this grave holds me, a bride. Erinni - Arial - Peak also this, That my father called me Baucis, and that my family Was from Tenos, so that they may know, and that my friend Erinna engraved this epitaph on my tomb.
I am the tomb of Baucis, a young bride, and as you pass The much lamented grave-stone you may say to Hades: 'Hades, you are malicious'. When you look, the beautiful letters will tell of the most cruel fate of the Baucis, how her father-in-law lit the girl's funeral pyre with the pine-torches over which Hymen sang. And you, Hymen, changed the tuneful song of weddings Into the mournful sound of lamentations.
We came to mighty Demeter, nine Young girls, all wearing our beautiful clothes, Wearing our beautiful clothes, and even bright necklaces Sawn from ivory, just like the light of the sun West again argues against their authenticity, pointing out that they are derivative and only contain certain information that was in The Distaff itself.
He sees them as fictions inspired by Erinna's work, claiming that "'[t]hey seem to have been intended for inscription', though this in itself does not mean that they were not written by Erinna".
The epigram on Agatharchus is of a quite a different tone and is similar to the poems of Nossis. West argues on the bases that the poem should be attributed to Nossisbut it is possible that Erinna wrote on more than one theme. Nevertheless, the epigrams were included in the Greek Anthology under Erinna's name, and it is clear that in antiquity readers accept them as her work.
In the Greek Anthology AsclepiadesLeonidas and an anonymous poet sing her praises. Meleager honored her with a place in his "'Garland' of poets", likening her work to a "sweet, maidenly colored crocus". Antipater of Sidon says that, "although she wrote few verses, her work was inspired by the muses, and she would always be remembered" 7.
Her work is compared favorably both with Homer and Sapphointroducing a link between Erinna and more famous poets. Antipater of Thessalonica included her in his canon of nine female poets. Erinna was taken by Letitia Elizabeth Landonalong with Sapphoas another progenitor for modern female poets. She says, in the introduction to her long poem, Erinna : The feelings which constitute poetry are the same in all ages, they are acted upon by similar causes.
Erinna is an ideal not a historical picture, and as such I submit it less to the judgment than to the kindness of my friends. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Greek poet. For other uses, see Erinna disambiguation. Quaestiones Erinneanae. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. The Classical World. The Classical Journal. Supplementary Notes on Erinna.
The Greek Anthology Anthologia Graeca. New York: W. Heinemann; G. Putnam's Sons. Rhodes University. The Homeric hymn to Demeter. Oxford Eng. Praesentia, v. Namespaces Article Talk.
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