[ilds] Suicide

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Wed Aug 19 18:33:33 PDT 2009

> Given that Larry did not rear Sappho, I think it dangerous to 
> speculate as to the aetiology of her illness. I suspect some 
> researcher somewhere has inspected the transcript of the coroners 
> verdict. This would, I think, be a document of public record and would 
> set out the coroner's conclusions, inter alia, of Sappho's emotional state
Thanks, Peter.  Michael Haag has made an extensive tracking of the 
suicides occurring in Eve Cohen's maternal line, so I am certain we will 
soon know more about this topic once the new biography is complete.



Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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