Sappho (c. 630 BCE - c. 570 BCE)
Sappho (Attic Greek Σαπφώ, Aeolic Greek Ψάπφω, Psappho) was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BCE, and it is said that she died around 570 BCE, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.
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