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Ancient Greece's greatest popstar - Diane J. Rayor

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Over 2,500 years ago, one of ancient Greece’s most celebrated popstars and erotic poets enraptured listeners. The singer-songwriter offered a uniquely intimate perspective on love, passion, and longing, and was the first on record to combine the words “bitter” and “sweet,” to describe the ups and downs of romance. So, who was this revered figure? Diane J. Rayor uncovers the writings of Sappho.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Diane J. Rayor
  • Director Amir Houshang Moein
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu, Jesse Barnes, Mia Theodoratus
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Script Editor Soraya Field Fiorio

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