Sappho

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Sappho

SapphoCirca 630 B.C.

-One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world-She was an aristocrat who married a prosperous merchant-She had a daughter named Cleis-Her wealth afforded her with the opportunity to live her life as she chose-Her style of writing was sensual and melodic

-Sappho was called a lyrist because, as was the custom of the time, she wrote her poems to be performed with the accompaniment of a lyre-Sappho composed her own music-One of the first poets to write from the first person, describing love and loss as it affected her personally-Most commonly the target of her affections was female, often one of the many women sent to her for education in the arts

Most commonly the target of her affections was female, often one of the many women sent to her for education in the arts

-Many poets have been inspired by her works; Michael Field, Pierre Louys, Renée Vivien, Marie-Madeleine, Amy Lowell, and H.D.

-Sappho has become so synonymous with woman-love that two of the most popular words to describe female homosexuality-lesbian and sapphic have derived from her


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