Sappho Sings Again

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Whitmarsh

The world of classical literature is athrob with excitement. Dr Dirk Obbink of Oxford University has published a draft of a new pair of poems by the famous poet Sappho. Events like this are extraordinarily rare. For classicists it is like finding a new sonnet by Shakespeare or an unknown Michelangelo.