Sappho of Lesbos - The Woman and the Legend (reprised)
The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 27b
Due to scheduling issues, I’m reprising a pair of shows I aired two years ago about Sappho and her poetry. I hope you enjoy either revisiting this material or discovering it for the first time.
In this episode we talk about
- The known facts of Sappho’s life
- What classical Greek and Roman writers said about her
- Possible explanations for some of the contradictory stories about her
- The social context for Sappho’s expressions of love and desire for women, and what sort of relationships were most likely involved
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This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here: Sappho
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