Sappho, Greek Poet
(630/612-c. 570 BCE)

Sappho gazes longingly at the poet Alcaeus (a guy!), by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Sappho
  • Date: 630/612-c. 570 BCE
  • Place: Lesbos, Ancient Greece
  • Language: Aeolic Greek
  • Who she was: Greek poet who may have written as many as 10,000 lines (a nine-volume collection) of mostly erotic poetry, of which around 650 fragments remain
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom; GC

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