Sappho of Lesbos (1)
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Sappho of Lesbos (1)

Publication Date: December 5, 2014

Chapter: Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Literature

Let’s talk about Sappho. Sappho (or, as she’s better known, Sappho of Lesbos, presumably because Sappho is so common a name that we might get confused) is widely known today more for her island of origin than for her poetry. Indeed, Lesbos is the secret origin of the term “lesbian,” and Sappho is the island’s most famous resident. She wrote poems about love without borders; man could love man, woman could love woman, everything was on the table.

Naturally, as a Greek woman writing about love, Aphrodite pops up a lot in her work. Aphorodite, as an aside, was kind of a jerk.

Author: Sappho • Year: ca. 630 BCE • Info: Wikipedia

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