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Select at least two or three other translations of Sappho's poem "Hymn to Aphrodite" and compare the translations. Note the differences in word choice and discuss the varying connotations that are created with different translations.

Select a poem by any twentieth-century female author and compare it to Sappho's "Hymn to Aphrodite." Compare such elements as content, theme, tone, and word choice. In your evaluation of these two works, consider the modernity of Sappho's poem. Do you think it modern in tone and content? Support your answer with lines from the poem. How does "Hymn to Aphrodite" compare to the more obviously modern poetry of a twentieth-century author?

Research the role of Greek gods and goddesses in early Greek life. In what ways was the Greek worship of these gods similar to or different from the Judeo-Christian worship of just one god?

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