The Panizzi Lectures 2017 – Sappho: The Shame

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Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. PSI 1300

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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.

Free / Drop in. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis from 18.00. When the event is full, guests will be allocated space to view a live screening in an adjoining room.

This event is part of a series:

Monday 4 December The Witnesses 
Thursday 7 December The Glory 
Monday 11 December The Shame 

Image: Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. PSI 1300

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Name: The Panizzi Lectures 2017 – Sappho: The Shame
Where: Knowledge Centre
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