One of the poems is remarkably well preserved and adds greatly to what is known about Sappho and her poetic technique.
Why go to church, he demanded, merely in order to read Sappho?
I send you a few specimens of my work, with a Dedication to the Shade of Sappho.
Such is its appearance in the writings ot Anacreon, of Horace, and in the two fragments of Sappho.
I've thought it all out and decided that I shall be the American Sappho.
Nothing proves better the preference which has always existed for this beautiful flower than the thoughts expressed by Sappho.
There was Rhodopis, for instance, who married the brother of Sappho.
And he took the Sappho from the Prytaneum, the work of Silanion!
The princess raised her eyes involuntarily to the Sappho over the mantelpiece.
Sappho, fair reader, was a poetess, who made love-verses which could be actually scanned.
An ancient Greek poet known for her love lyrics.
Note: The word lesbian is derived from the island of Lesbos, the birthplace of Sappho, who was a homosexual.