c.637-c.572 BC
Greek Poetess
Sappho of Lesbos was the greatest poetess of antiquity. Her vivid emotional manner of writing influenced poets through the ages. Her themes are very personal - she was able to critically judge her own ecstasies and pains without losing her emotional force.

On the island of Lesbos Sappho led a circle of young women who were her disciples.
Legend has it that Sappho was addicted to Lesbianism, but in the surviving poems there is not a word to connect her or her companions with homosexual practices although she made clear that she was aware of their existence.

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