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The Distaff

poem by Erinna
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    …known in antiquity for “The Distaff,” a hexameter poem of lament for a friend, written in the local Dorian dialect. Surviving fragments of her work include three epigrams. She is said to have died at the age of 19.

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The Distaff
poem by Erinna

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