The Panizzi Lectures 2017 – Sappho: The Glory

Papyrussammlung Köln

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A series of three lectures by Professor Germaine Greer on the poet Sappho

Catullus’s famous poem ‘ille mi par’ is sometimes called a translation of Sappho’s best known poem the ‘phainetai moi’, but it is actually what used to be known as an allusion. Catullus’s ‘Lesbia’ is not a real lover, but the ‘Musa Sapphica’ and his poem is self-consciously masculine. Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

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: Papyrussammlung Köln


Name: The Panizzi Lectures 2017 – Sappho: The Glory
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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