History-Makers: Sappho

5 mar. 2021
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It's no use, dear algorithm, I cannot research, for Sappho has crushed me with longing for lost poetry!
SOURCES & Further Reading: "Sappho: ]fragments" by Jonathan Goldberg, "Girl, Interrupted: Who Was Sappho?" for The New Yorker by Daniel Mendelsohn (www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/16/girl-interrupted), "Sappho" from The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sappho)
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  • Sappho bastard daughter of Tantalus because of how much thirst she had. Now by bastard I mean unmarried child of two people, not the insult.

    Volk551Volk551Acum 23 ore
  • I love our gay lyric poet grandma

    Ace HealerAce HealerAcum 2 Zile
  • I love Sappho - I did my final fourth year paper comparing Sappho 1 and 16 with Alcaeus 6. She was not "the single most prominent voice" in Greek lyric. That was easily Pindar. Don't pander just to turn Sappho into a Mary Sue (a term which I first heard here, actually!).

    Novus HomoNovus HomoAcum 3 Zile
  • I have to put this out he's there this woman doesn't seem gay to me she seems pansexual just like Deadpool is.

    Zach BahamutsonZach BahamutsonAcum 8 Zile
  • Sappho and her friend seem so close! I wish I could talk to them about how they managed to be such great gal pals!

    Yoshi BlueYoshi BlueAcum 8 Zile
  • Wow who knew Girl Crush by Little Big Town was just a straightwashed Sappho poem

    Gregory FordGregory FordAcum 8 Zile
  • 6:19 god what a mood

    BumbleVee 123BumbleVee 123Acum 9 Zile
  • I love how the writing on the ds is the marine copypasta in greek

    Marios LogoMarios LogoAcum 11 Zile
  • Singer songwriter?

    RonyonRonyonAcum 11 Zile
  • Regardless of if she's gay, bi, pan, poly or whatever- we know she's not straight. We also know she was a disaster when it came to other women. All in all, still a huge gay icon

    MeggyMeggyAcum 11 Zile
  • " Epic arrived more or less as the fantasy genre". This is the most enlightening thing I've heard all year.

    AlmaAlmaAcum 12 Zile
  • Sappho who was born on lesbos had a gal pal

    Just NoJust NoAcum 13 Zile
  • Sappho is bi and lesbian solidarity lol. We all get to enjoy what stayed and realize her importance in the writing world

    DolfunyDolfunyAcum 13 Zile
  • This videos pretty gay

    MicroSmokeSleetMicroSmokeSleetAcum 14 Zile
  • 1:18

    big cloverbig cloverAcum 14 Zile
  • Fainting because she heard a woman shows that lesbian culture never really changed in thousands of years

    Sarah LuiseSarah LuiseAcum 16 Zile
  • “She can’t be a lesbian if she slept with men-“ yes she can, she’s the namesake of BEING a lesbian, and she almost certainly slept with men. Bi women can be lesbians :)))

    Foster F.Foster F.Acum 17 Zile
  • "We don't know for certain if sapho was a lesbian" Sounds like heterosexual propaganda to me pal

    Mena NardellaMena NardellaAcum 17 Zile
  • I mean, is it that hard to imagine an actual English guy named Dick? Dick of the island of Mann. Now that’s some husband material...

    Ιωάννης ΜπαλτουμάςΙωάννης ΜπαλτουμάςAcum 18 Zile
  • 9.5/10 needs more gay

    Shr; oobShr; oobAcum 19 Zile
  • sappho: sapphic icon? (sapphic: a nickname for women loving women, includes lesbians, bisexual, pansexual, and omni women & nb people and any other women & nb people who are attracted to women)

    Brenna FrancisBrenna FrancisAcum 21 o Zi
  • Sappho and her friend

    Exploder MLMKExploder MLMKAcum 23 Zile
  • Ah to be Ancient Greek and thirst about anyone regardless of gender

    Jinsa SarayaJinsa SarayaAcum 24 Zile
  • "Sappho of Lesbos" A.K.A the first soundcloud rapper

    That1BlackGuyThat1BlackGuyAcum 24 Zile
  • Hello LGBTQ+ community

    v. marco q.v. marco q.Acum 29 Zile
  • Sappho be like: "Aphrodite help me I’m gonna drink the entire Mediterranean because my thirst knows no bounds!"

    Dank_Smirk 2nd ChannelDank_Smirk 2nd ChannelAcum lună
  • There really needs to be a History-Makers episode on Josephus

    mr boxmr boxAcum lună
    • Good idea!

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum lună
  • Any kind of month for a group

    Deathdome 25Deathdome 25Acum lună
  • i like to think sapho as more pansexual

    PIX3L ROS3PIX3L ROS3Acum lună
    • It’s kinda hard to imagine a trans person in antiquity, and surgery was more dangerous than helpful. Regardless of her would-be orientation in a modern environment, back then things were simply cut. Man and Woman. Greeks being Greeks made the most out of both...

      Ιωάννης ΜπαλτουμάςΙωάννης ΜπαλτουμάςAcum 18 Zile
  • I don’t care about identity politics just give me the interesting history and poetry uncensored and from an unbiased (including modern definitions) view please

    Celt of Canaan EsurixCelt of Canaan EsurixAcum lună
  • blue says wlw rights

    K. A. SumnerK. A. SumnerAcum lună
  • Great material, fun to watch:) Just one suggestion- it may be difficult to follow for non native English speakers, it’s too fast. Thank you:)

    Nature of RealityNature of RealityAcum lună
  • i need somebody to make a compilation of every clip where alexander the great is referred to by overly sarcastic productions because i have heard some really funny ones and i need to know them all.

    GreyGreyAcum lună
  • Would it kill us to just openly refer to her as bi or pan? With all this talk about the fact that she had sex with men shouldn't diminish her status as a gay icon, can't we just accept that she was bisexual or bi+? Do we really need yet more bi erasure?

    NutiketAielNutiketAielAcum lună
  • "Sorry mom, can't do stuff right now, I'm to horny" It do be like that sometimes..

    Keith CarsonKeith CarsonAcum lună
  • That was very intriguing. I think I found a few more books to read. Sláinte!

    Tom CrowellTom CrowellAcum lună
  • "Hey there hot stuff, you sure are hot, and boy do I have some feelings about that!" The Lyrics that defined a generation.

    Bradley JudgeBradley JudgeAcum lună
  • lowkey popped off when Blue said "lets do some poetry"

    Alex VickersAlex VickersAcum lună
  • A true ICON

    sierra lawlersierra lawlerAcum lună
  • 9:38-10:00 so you're telling me yet another bisexual icon has been completely sidelined and portrayed as one side of gay? Color me surprised.

    The Lightning RodThe Lightning RodAcum lună
  • Szukalsky lo conocen? Cuantos más desentona lo europeo y son muy Interesantes, sería bueno ver sus protestantes pero de cultura europea sugerencia. Por cierto buen video han mejorado y su audiencia debe estar muy interesada y curiosa pues enseñar historia como un chisme les hace preguntar e indagar.

    Al ToAl ToAcum lună
    • Por que Alejandro magno no fue a pelear con Roma y los conquistó? Si era tan bueno? Además creo existía eso en su época y hubiera sido otra historia interesante en Europa junto otro tipo de evolución de eventos, tecnología y filosofía que rara es la historia.

      Al ToAl ToAcum lună
  • 2600 years... Imagine have anything thing you've made last that long.

    Barbara PittsBarbara PittsAcum lună
  • Brilliant logic, "she was clearly not gay and that idea is a recent one with no supporting evidence, but that's no reason not for her to not be a gay icon" Lmao like for real just accept that she was a normal person who was good at writing

    Bix McGooBix McGooAcum lună

    Sarah AlyammahiSarah AlyammahiAcum lună
  • 6:36 the best line

    Cataru MooreCataru MooreAcum lună
  • i love that because we don't know if she was bi or lesbian, we just invented the word sapphic. it's what she would have wanted.

    TsukiKabanokiTsukiKabanokiAcum lună
  • Me: *actually worried this would be a cringy pride preach* Me after the video: oh good, I actually learned more about poetry Now back to finding more Patrochilles-

    Madmouse 101Madmouse 101Acum lună
  • Time Heist 3: Shappho Unleashed.

    ArchArturoArchArturoAcum lună
  • Pour one out for the OG! 🏳️‍🌈

    Slyfox00Slyfox00Acum lună
  • So what you're saying is...Greek Bards?

    Fire & Food CoFire & Food CoAcum lună
  • The Greek stuff that was c**p, didn't survive 2500 years. Go figure.

    Jim LuebkeJim LuebkeAcum lună
  • Sappho, (ooh my phone knows to correct her name) the OG Lesbian. I also enjoy the fact that Red took the time to animate Blue for his own videos.

    Miller SamMiller SamAcum lună
  • me learn a lot

    ImSegieImSegieAcum lună
  • After watching this, an idea popped in my head during class. What if she was a pansexual?

    angry chickangry chickAcum 2 luni
  • Trinston was here.

    Trinston MichaelsTrinston MichaelsAcum 2 luni
  • 3:30 Sappho returned to Mytilene during the time of the sage Pittacus (somewhere between 589-579 B.C.) and spent most of her latter days there until her death.

    Gilho AhnGilho AhnAcum 2 luni
  • Awesome video! I’d love to see one about either the history of Russia or Doggerland if you could

    Clarence WeaverClarence WeaverAcum 2 luni
  • I feel like you could do a good critique on the statue of nebuchadnezzar 🤔

    Tia SeldenTia SeldenAcum 2 luni
  • So... a sexuality (lesbian) is named after someone of a different sexuality (bisexual)...? How did that happen? Or am I misunderstanding this...

    Kyle GribbleKyle GribbleAcum 2 luni
    • And we cannot really be sure whether she was attracted to men or not, since we know so little about her life and most of the stories about her (like the Phaon-tradition and the Kerkylas of Andros-tradition) were developed long after her death

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
    • Yes, in the 19th century (when the word was first being used in a sexual sense) lesbian meant women attracted to women in a general sense, and only later (after the word bisexual became common) was it used for women exclusively attracted to women

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
  • So the framing of Sappho as a lesbian is actually bi-erasure?!

    GameGod7GameGod7Acum 2 luni
  • Sappho: "Fine, I'll do it myself." _Invents love poems_

    Matt AffenitMatt AffenitAcum 2 luni
  • Sappho said “I love women so much I’m gonna die” and a ton of Ancient Greek lesbians went “retweet” and now we’re here

    red_ hates_youtubered_ hates_youtubeAcum 2 luni
  • Sappo of Lesbos: Lesbian Except she’s bi...

    DragonkittyQueen MGADragonkittyQueen MGAAcum 2 luni
  • Wait so originally Greek had some more or less comprehensible regional dialects isn’t that how standard Arabic compare to regional versions of Arabic or lower German dialects and high German or how Chinese language tends to work with mandarin being the common language used by the state.

    Ulises LeonUlises LeonAcum 2 luni
  • Of course my dear Sappho isn't a lesbian icon. She is a bisexual one :)

    Christian Blasco LópezChristian Blasco LópezAcum 2 luni
  • Historians: and they were roommates

    SpetsnatzLegion 336SpetsnatzLegion 336Acum 2 luni
  • The "I thought you were American" vine makes sense now somehow

    Prizmar ValschiPrizmar ValschiAcum 2 luni
  • So my takeaway from this is that Sappho is a bi lesbian icon

    Beat ButtonBeat ButtonAcum 2 luni
  • Bi icon✨

    Al ArtAl ArtAcum 2 luni
  • ancient greeks: Sappho cant be gay dont be stupid, women cant sleep with women also ancient greeks *with their young male escorts* : .....what?

    Mr RoboshadowMr RoboshadowAcum 2 luni
  • I think that Sappho's sexuallity can best be summed up with this little meme. audiences: "Sappho do you like men or women?" Sappho: "YES!"

    4pastmidnight4pastmidnightAcum 2 luni
  • What I learned: Sappho’s writing was a mood

    EntrachentEntrachentAcum 2 luni
  • The O.G. lesbian

    AlexAlexAcum 2 luni
  • So munch history lost

    Ancient BunsAncient BunsAcum 2 luni
  • Basically: Sappho definitely wasn't straight. But she wasn't really gay either. She was thirsty

    Arctic DinoArctic DinoAcum 2 luni
    • As Blue said: “the Romans and Greeks were indiscriminately thirsty”

      Felix AbdellaFelix AbdellaAcum 2 luni
  • Keep up the great work, Blue

  • This should've been made for June ngl

    The legendary NerdThe legendary NerdAcum 2 luni
    • Do we think we would have waited for that?

      Roberto MoralesRoberto MoralesAcum 2 luni
  • for a woman to talk sex often tries to teach her female friends to have "Sex" with them to try to tell how sex works if that person doesn't get it.

    Tatiana BallenTatiana BallenAcum 2 luni
  • Bi/pan icon ✨✨✨✨✨👏👏👏👏

    Marissa WhiteMarissa WhiteAcum 2 luni
  • The sapphics asking Sappho for help Meanwhile Sappho doesn't know what she's doing either djjfhd

    WhatTheFridge 1o1WhatTheFridge 1o1Acum 2 luni
    • lumity is sapphic

      Tom KattTom KattAcum lună
  • Video: has sappho in the thumbnail Lesbians: I have been summoned.

    Crystal WangCrystal WangAcum 2 luni
  • Thanks

    Eric gonzalezEric gonzalezAcum 2 luni
  • I don't know if Sappho is Taylor Swift, Jane Austen, or Stephenie Meyer

    zitronenteezitronenteeAcum 2 luni
  • i love sapho and her really good close friend that she definitely wasn’t madly in love with and grew old with. they’re just good close friends. :)

    micah ingrammicah ingramAcum 2 luni
  • the original t.A.t.u/girl in red

    Major RobinsonMajor RobinsonAcum 2 luni
  • 5:35 I have a print of this painting on my wall, I adore it so much

    indanthrone skyindanthrone skyAcum 2 luni
    • Cool! I really like Godward too, even if had a bit of "same face syndrome"

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
  • Me, a sapphic individual watching sappho

    Danae KellyDanae KellyAcum 2 luni
  • So you’re telling me she’s ancient Taylor Swift.

    ShioShioAcum 2 luni
  • I'll add Dik from Man island to my list of names right next to Bigus Dicus

    Vasili StanVasili StanAcum 2 luni
  • So she is Ancient Adele^^

    TodayLifeIsGooodTodayLifeIsGooodAcum 2 luni
  • Speaking of LGBT+ pride, would you consider doing a video on how it was viewed in various cultures throughout history?

    Phaux RedtailPhaux RedtailAcum 2 luni
    • Would be a very big topic, especially since Blue's clearly quite focused on Ancient Greece

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
  • I am a simple lesbian. I see Sappho, I watch the video.

    Exhausted OstrichExhausted OstrichAcum 2 luni
  • Please please, make a video about the Acadian Enheduana! ❤️

    MaryTCMaryTCAcum 2 luni
  • Had a dream last night that there was a Disney Princess version of Sappho’s poetry and it was pink and had Snow White on the cover. My subconscious is an interesting place

    Sentient MarshmallowSentient MarshmallowAcum 2 luni
  • Hold on a moment 9:40 Is that little goat wearing a leash/collar? Did ancient greeks keep goats as pets in the same sense as we do with dogs and not just as cute lawnmowers? Like "Oh it's a nice day to go for a walk, I think I'll even bring my goat along and maybe pay my girlfriend a visit while I'm out taking my goat for a walk"

    D.R ParadoxD.R ParadoxAcum 2 luni
    • Greeks and Romans did have some quite weird pets (like weasels and monkeys) though I don't think I have ever read of goats as pets. It might be an invention of the artist who made that painting, Simeon Solomon

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
  • So she lived in Lesbian and Sis. I sense a theme...

    Cute CakesCute CakesAcum 2 luni
  • I think you should do a video about Enheduanna. Enheduanna is the earliest known poet whose name has been recorded; she was an ancient Sumerian/Akkadian woman, who lived in the 23rd century BC.

    tothboy01tothboy01Acum 2 luni
  • Doric? That's the dialect of Scots we use in the North East of Scotland

    Connor's CornerConnor's CornerAcum 2 luni
    • @Sir Jaojao cool I didn't know that

      Connor's CornerConnor's CornerAcum 2 luni
    • Apparently the Scots dialect was jokingly called Doric because it, just like Doric Greek for Athenians, seemed harsh and rustic. It also fit with Edinburgh being nicknamed "Athens of the North"

      Sir JaojaoSir JaojaoAcum 2 luni
  • Nothing against homosexuals, but why is an educational video flooded with rainbows and pride comments? Can't we just appreciate the research and the poem instead of abusing this to convey our political views 😕

    ただ Tada-Kunただ Tada-KunAcum 2 luni
    • @Liam Largo thank you for being civil. I see the reputation of the community tarnished too often by people just throwing honophobe around whenever they disagree with something on these subjects. I just see her as a poet first wnd lesbian second

      ただ Tada-Kunただ Tada-KunAcum 3 Zile
    • Well it might be entirely irrelevant to you, (I'm going to assume you're straight but correct me if I'm wrong) it's entirely *relevant* to non-straight women and the LGBT community as a whole who need to feel reflected throughout history. Horny straight action hero's don't apply to us in many cases and it would be ridiculous to put out reviews about straight pride bs. As it is what she wrote about, it is impossible to separate Sappho's sexuality from her work. if its the content you want to talk about, it is the content we shall, and forgive us for getting a tad bit excited over a wonderful icon of history. 🏳️‍🌈

      Liam LargoLiam LargoAcum lună
    • @bolt2395 I'm totally aware of that, it's just really irrelevant to me

      ただ Tada-Kunただ Tada-KunAcum lună
    • Sappho is a leabian, her name us where the word sapphic came from, and her home, lesbos, im sure you can figure this out

      bolt2395bolt2395Acum lună
    • @theamateurgamers I think you completely missed my point as I'm not even discussing that, I'm just sick of the abuse of entertainment and education for political purposes Good day to you too

      ただ Tada-Kunただ Tada-KunAcum 2 luni
  • Hearing Blue pronounce κοινη "kee-nee" hurt me a bit

    Jacob SchwarkJacob SchwarkAcum 2 luni