Historic New York Sappho of Love Coral Dress

Historic New York

The Sappho of Love Coral dress from the "Lefkada" Collection of Historic New York.

The story behind this dress:

The famous beach of Porto Katsiki is located on Lefkada’s west coast. Lefkada was attached to mainland Greece. The Corinthians dug a trench in 7th century BC on its isthmus.

The myth about Sappho’s suicide at Cape Lefkada is related to other myths linking the island to the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and to Odysseus, the hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The German archaeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld, having performed excavations at various locations of Lefkada, was able to obtain funding to do work on the island by suggesting that Lefkada was Homer’s Ithaca, and the palace of Odysseus was located west of Nydri on the south coast of Lefkada. There have been suggestions by local tourism officials that several passages in the Odyssey point to Lefkada as a possible model for Homeric Ithaca. The most notable of these passages pushed by the local tourism board describes Ithaca as an island reachable on foot, which was the case for Lefkada. It is not technically an island as it is attached to the mainland by a small causeway and a bridge. 

  • 100% Rayon
  • Textured Honeycomb knit
  • Dry Clean Only
  • Imported
$169.00
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$169.00
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