Sappho of Lesbos – The Woman and the Legend (reprised)

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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