The goal of this document is to investigate the performative and musical aspects of Fragment 1 of Sappho’s poetry, also called by the unofficial title Ode to Aphrodite. Research into the identity of Sappho, the music of Ancient Greece including instruments, meter, melody, and theory, and a translation of the fragment all combine to create a reconstruction of an Ancient Greek song.
The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.
Colorado College Honor Code upheld.
Includes bibliographical references.