Tuesday, March 13, 2012

inspiring women I

“You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us”

― Sappho, The Art of Loving Women

Roman bust of Sappho

Sappho, Σαπφώ, was an Ancient Greek poet, born on the island of Lesbos sometime between 630 and 612 BC. She was one of the first published female writers. Sappho was by later Greeks proclaimed one of the ‘nice lyric poets’. Much of her poetry has unfortunately been lost, but her strong reputation remains through the beauty of surviving fragments.

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