Gillian Spraggs
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[born on Teos in c. 570 BC]

Fragment 358

Golden-haired Eros once again
hurls his crimson ball at me:
he calls me to come out and play
with a girl in fancy sandals.
But she's from civilized Lesbos:
she sneers at my hair because it's grey,
and turning, gapes in wonder
after another of her own gender.
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