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Ancient Greece's greatest popstar
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. [Directed by Amir Houshang Moein, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, music by Cem Misirlioglu, Jesse Barnes & Mia Theodoratus].