Greek And Latin Voices - Sappho

Series exploring the work of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho.

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Professor Christopher Pelling of the University of Oxford introduces the work of Sappho - regarded as the greatest female poet of ancient literature - and explains her appeal to contemporary audiences.

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Writer, critic and academic Margaret Reynolds explores Sappho's sexuality and her erotic poetry - both apparently heterosexual and homosexual.

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Award-winning Irish poet Eavan Boland recalls her first encounter with Sappho, as a young graduate student at Trinity College Dublin, and how she integrated the persona and poetry of Sappho into her own work.

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Given that Sappho's work survives only in fragments, classics lecturer Barbara Graziosi explores the appeal of the fragmentary to contemporary audiences.