Siegfried Sassoon – The Poet Who Survived

> In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg (BBC Radio 4) discusses the life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon. In 1916 the Military Cross was awarded to a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers for “conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy’s trenches”. The citation noted that he had braved “rifle and […]

Greek and Roman Love Poetry – The Pursuit of the Beloved from Sappho to Catullus

> In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg (BBC Radio 4) discusses the work of the poetess Sappho. Greek and Roman love poetry – the source of many of the images and metaphors of love that have survived in literature through the centuries. We begin with the words of Sappho, known as the Tenth Muse […]