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48 Iulian. Ep. 183 (p. 240s. Bidez–Cumont)

ἦλθες, ἔγω δέ σ᾿ ἐμαιόμαν, ὂν δ᾿ ἔψυξας ἔμαν φρένα καιομέναν πόθῳ.

cf. ibid. p. 242. 20ss. Sa. ded. Reiske

1 ita Iulian.: ἦλθες (καὶ ἐποίησας· ἦλθες γὰρ δὴ καὶ ἀπὼν οἷς γράφεις, quae verba manifesto Iuliani sunt) Blass: μὰ ὤμαν cod. 2 Thomas: δὲ φύλαξας cod.

49 Heph. Ench. 7. 7 (p. 23 Consbruch)

τῶν δὲ ἀκαταλήκτων (sc. δακτυλικῶν) τὸ μὲν πεντάμετρον καλεῖται Σαπφικὸν τεσσαρεσκαιδεκασύλλαβον, ᾧ τὸ δεύτερον ὅλον Σαπφοῦς γέγραπται·

ἠράμαν . . . πότα.

Plut. Amat. 751d (iv 343 Hubert)

καὶ τὴν οὔπω γάμων ἔχουσαν ὥραν ἡ Σαπφὼ προσαγορεύουσά φησιν ὅτι

σμικρὰ . . . κἄχαρις. ἠράμαν μὲν ἔγω σέθεν Ἄτθι πάλαι ποτά· . . . σμίκρα μοι πάις ἔμμεν᾿ ἐφαίνεο κἄχαρις.

cf. scholl. A et B in Heph. (pp. 129s., 274 Consbr.), Mar. Plot. Sacerd. 3.3 (vi 512 Keil), Arsen. 28. 100 = Apostol. 8. 68b (ii 449 Leutsch–Schn.), Terent. Maur. 2154–5 (vi 390 Keil), schol. Pind. 2. 78a (ii 44 Drachm.), Max. Tyr. 18. 9 (p. 231 Hob.), Hsch. K 1933 frr. eidem carm. ded. Bergk 1 Bentley: ἅτοι, ἅτε codd. 2 Bergk: ἔμμεναι, ἔτι codd., φαίνεο, φαίνεαι codd.
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48 Julian, Letter to Iamblichus 1

You came, and I was longing for you; you cooled my heart which was burning with desire.

49 Hephaestion, Handbook of Metres

Among the acatalectic types (of Aeolic dactylic verse) the pentameter is called the Sapphic fourteen-syllable, in which the whole of Sappho Book 2 is written; cf.

I loved you, Atthis, once long ago.

Plutarch, Dialogue on Love

Addressing a girl who was still too young for marriage Sappho says,

You seemed to me a small, graceless child. 1
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.sappho-fragments.1982