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Sappho, Lincoln, & the American Senate: Picturing Female Desire in the 19th Century

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Why did Lincoln prompt a discussion of Sappho in the American Senate? And how does this lead us to explore why Sappho was good to represent for nineteenth century artists and what do these representations tell us about female desire in this era and the role of the classical past in it?

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