Sappho's Feminist Influence

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It is when Sappho reconstructed the intimate relationship between man and woman by placing the female figure in more powerful position that she displayed what appeared to be a slight form of feminism. The infamous femme fatale Helen of Troy is used to exemplify the strength of woman's capability. This is easily proved: did not Helen-she who had scanned the flower of the world's manhood- choose as first among men one who laid Troy's honor …

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