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PREFACE TO ERINNA'S POEMS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: This sweet work is erinna's: no great sum
Last Line: Not quickly, death, whose name had equalled hers?
Alternate Author Name(s): Asklepiades Of Samos
Subject(s): Erinna (4th Century B.c.)


THIS sweet work is Erinna's: no great sum --
It is a girl's of only nineteen years --
But strong as many another's. Hadst thou come
Not quickly, Death, whose name had equalled hers?





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