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Sappho

Books by this author: Sappho Through English Poetry
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  • Sappho was highly regarded as a poet in antiquity. Very little by way of solid fact is known about her. She was on friendly terms with the poet Alkaios; her brother Charoxos was a trader. She was later the subject of both sentimental and scurrilous myth-making, such as Ovid’s story of her suicide for love of Phaon.

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