Leukas


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Leukas

(ˈluːkəs) or

Leucas

n
(Placename) another name for Levkás
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The Hellenistic comediographer Menander wrote in The Girl from Leukas that Sappho had been the first to take the fatal jump, only to be imitated later by other copy-cat unfortunate lovers.
43) A Spartan invasion in the Argolid seems to have taken place approximately when Gylippos set out with four ships from Leukas to Taras, (44) and it is likely that both events occurred within the first half of July 414.
Percy's speaker is unable to find an acceptable outlet for her desires, so she, like earlier literary Sapphos lusting for Phaon, decides to kill herself by jumping off the rock at Leukas, a leap that invokes its own history of leaps towards death or sexual union.