M1: Unit 3: Chapter 3 – Tasks

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Task

Read Text 2, the different translations of Sappho’s poem from Ancient Greek into English. Think about the descriptions of the poet’s lover, especially how she speaks and laughs. Are there any differences in the descriptions? If yes, what are they?

Now try to translate only the relevant lines into your own language or your working foreign language. Do you encounter any stereotypes? Are there any connotations or collocations which are proving resistant or, on the contrary, helpful?

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