- c620–c565 b.c., Greek poet, born in Lesbos.
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One of the poems is remarkably well preserved and adds greatly to what is known about Sappho and her poetic technique.Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho
January 28, 2014
There was Rhodopis, for instance, who married the brother of Sappho.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
He calls her his silent Sappho, but I fancy Odalisque is a better name for her.Olive in Italy
And has my little Margy-wargles forgotten what Sappho said of an old maid?In a Little Town
It represented a recumbent Sappho playing on a nine-stringed lyre.
The princess raised her eyes involuntarily to the Sappho over the mantelpiece.
- 6th century bc, Greek lyric poetess of Lesbos
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An ancient Greek poet known for her love lyrics.
The word lesbian is derived from the island of Lesbos, the birthplace of Sappho, who was a homosexual.
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