Christina Bieber Lake, Nathan Gilmour, and Jay Eldred talk about some of Sappho’s poems about aging and death:
- “But When You Lie Dead” (Lobel-Page 55);
- “Girls, Chase the Violet-Bosomed Muses’ Bright” (Lobel-Page 58);
- “But a Strange Longing to Pass On” (Lobel-Page 95);
- “Kytherea, Precious Adonis Is Nearly Dead” (Lobel-Page 140);
- “As You Are Dear to Me” (Voigt 121);
- “Here Is the Reason” (Voigt 150);
- “Someone, I Say” (Voigt 147).
- Our translations of Sappho: Anne Carson (2002), Aaron Poochigian (2009), and Philip Freeman (2016).
- Our Iliad series somehow made Jay want to watch Troy. (Don’t watch Troy.)
- Nathan is self-conscious about his Erasman vowels.
- The daughters of Pierus were turned into magpies.
- The opportunists don’t even make it all the way into the Inferno.
- Like Westley, Sappho is a (wo)man of action.
- Another Terry Pratchett reference from Jay–this time to Reaper Man.
- Christina likes the way the Elysian Fields are portrayed in Gladiator.
- Sappho and the Emily Dickinson of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” may be doing the same thing.
- Plato’s Ion tries to explain the sophomore slump. And his Symposium and Phaedrus shed some light on Greek sexuality.
- Sappho introduces us to the Adonis cult.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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