Lyric Love, Translation and Transformation
Another Greek perspective on love this time from the famous Sappho who was said to live on Lefkás for a short period of time.
I have just watched Love and Life – Sappho on Lesbo. This is a bbc 4 program with Dr Margaret Mountford. It details some of the new evidence that has come to light about Sappho and gives a much richer view of her life than we had previously gained. It also unpeeled some of the ancient jokes that have been written about her and treated as facts. Quite informative in its content it’s shows how our perception of her and women in general has morphed quite dramatically over the centuries.
Any there any relatively unknown female empowerment figures lurking in your culture?