Sappho was an Ancient Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos.

Later Greeks included her in the canonical list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC.

The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

"Some say the Muses are nine: how careless!
Look, there's Sappho too, from Lesbos, the tenth."
Plato

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