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50 Sappho Quotes From Archaic Greece’s Famous Female Poet

These Sappho quotes are inspirational and often express her views on love and beauty.

Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. We know little of Sappho’s life, other than that she came from a wealthy family and had three brothers. Two of them are mentioned in the “Brothers Poem” which was discovered in 2014.

Sappho performed lyrical poetry, which was written to be sung and accompanied by a lyre. Unfortunately, most of her work has been lost over the years, except for a few excerpts and two works: “Ode to Aphrodite” and the Tithonus poem. According to the Poetry Foundation, this is likely because “Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Pope Gregory VII ordered her works burned.”

Her poetry was so moving that people commonly

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