Sappho 44

Video | Online Open House: Sappho 44, with Gregory Nagy

"Song 44 of Sappho, which has a form conventionally described as lyric, is not only related to the form of epic as exemplified by the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey: more than that, this form of lyric, like the form of epic, originates from an oral tradition." You can watch the recording of this video discussion featuring Gregory Nagy of Harvard University. Read more