Friday, April 27, 2007

Greek & Roman love poetry


That's the topic this week on the BBC's excellent program In Our Time. Melvyn Bragg and his guests start with Sappho and end with Ovid. A really interesting program and well worth the 40 minutes or so it will take from your busy, busy life.

You can get it here and you can thank me later.

[Update: a commenter pointed out that you can also read a summary of the program here. However, both he and I strongly recommend you listen to the podcast. I always find that doing the dishes or some other such chore is much more enjoyable when you're learning something at the same time. Thank you Paul Grieg (even if your blogger profile is maddeningly blocked, so I can't even visit your blog to thank you for the tip).]

3 comments:

Paul Grieg said...

If you are to busy to devote the forty minutes, check out the summary here:

http://www.321books.co.uk/radio/bbc4/inourtime/70426greeklovepoetry.htm

But it's worth forty minutes!

Meb said...

Well that's funny, that's my new favorite podcast! I just love to listen to that show while I'm doing the dishes at night.

I am a recent convert, but can't wait to listen to the one about poetry!

Have a good day

Peter Garner said...

I've been listening to it for over a year now. It is one of my weekly must-listen programs.

Great minds... ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.