The 10th Muse

Born in Greece around 615 B.C., Sappho is known as one of the greatest poets of all time.

Plato wrote of her as “the tenth muse,” the Sapphic stanza is named for her, she appeared on currency of the time, had a statue erected in her honor, and her writings were quoted by numerous authors during her time and after her death. However, due to time, natural disasters, and censorship; very few of her works have survived to present day.



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Information sources:

http://www.sappho.com/poetry/sappho.html
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/sappho

Photo Credits / Sources:

Léon Perrault [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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