The BBC spelling of Lesvos as Lesbos is a little embarassing but I have presented the programme title and review as written by the BBC. Please accept my apologies.
Sappho: Love And Life On Lesbos With Margaret Mountford
With a PhD in Papyrology, Margaret Mountford (The Apprentice) goes in search of the truth behind the legend of Sappho, the most controversial writer of the ancient world and the first authentic woman’s voice in western history. Continue reading
When you start looking for information about Sappho it is easy to become very confused. Every writer has a different opinion about her. There are a few things that remain undisputed.
- She was born in Eressos
- She was born about 620 BCE
- She wrote poetry
We hope to bring you a more up to date page soon.
In the meantime, you can read one view of Sappho Wikipedia.
There is also a new book:
A New Translation of the Complete Works
Edited and translated by:
Cambridge University Press