A series of three lectures by Professor Germaine Greer on the poet Sappho
What do we really know about Sappho? As a professional performer she wrote poems in various personae, yet scholars have persisted in regarding every fragment that survives as autobiographical. Understanding has been further distorted by the existence of the ‘Epistula Sapphus’, and whilst her suicide for love of Phaon is obviously mythical, it will never be removed from her pseudo-biography.
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