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Fragment 150

When she was on her deathbed, Sappho became angry with her daughter for keening, and this is what she said:
For it is not the custom that a funeral song be heard
in the house of the servants of the Muses;
for us, it would be inappropriate.
translated by Gillian Spraggs
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