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There is some speculation that the Hymn was written by a woman,
possibly Sappho (7th c. BCE, see Diane Rayor, Homeric Hymns, 2004, p.11). Sappho has
also been suggested as a possible author for the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite
(see Richard Janko, Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns, 1982/2007, 169-79). Thus a number of books
on Sappho and other Archaic Greek women poets are included.
 
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