Re: "...Death is an evil" (Sappho 630 BC)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 03:48:44 MDT

On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 11:07:07AM +0200, Amara Graps wrote:
> Dear Extropes,
> While reading some old Greek poetry, I saw this piece by
> Sappho (~630 BC), which I think you folks here might enjoy,
> as much as I.
> We know this much
> Death is an evil;
> we have the gods'
> word for it; they too
> would die if death
> were a good thing

Wonderfully put. She is a very clear, individual voice from her
time. And she was well aware of her position in history:

You may forget but
let me tell you
this: someone in
some future time
will think of us

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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