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(c. 630BC-?) Greek writer. Find information about what we know of Sappho's life and works.
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Cleis - Sappho
Read "Cleis," by Sappho: "Sleep, darling / I have a small / daughter called / Cleis, who is / like a golden / flower..."

Hymn to Aphrodite - Sappho
Read "Hymn to Aphrodite," by Sappho: "THRONED in splendor, immortal Aphrodite! / Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee / Slay me not in this distress and anguish, / Lady of beauty."

In a Library - Emily Dickinson
Read "In a Library," by Emily Dickinson.

Profile: Sappho (Psappha)
(c610-570 BC) Greek writer. Sappho is one of the most famous Greek writers, known for the fragments that are left of her books of poetry. Read more about the life and works of Sappho.

Sappho - Christina Rosetti
Read "Sappho" by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). Rossetti was a British poet, sister of Dante Rossetti, and known for the religious themes in her works.

Sappho A Yokepair of Opposites
N.S. Gill writese about Sappho and Alcaeus.

Sappho and Phaon
A hypertext edition of the 18th century Mary Darby Robinson's sonnet sequence, prepared by one of Jerome McGann's graduate classes; includes her introduction, notes, a bibliography of her works, and reviews.

Sappho Books
(c 610-570 BC) Greek writer. Sappho's works comes down to us in fragments, even though she was one of the greatest and most famous poets in world literature. Read more about the life and works of Sappho.

Sappho of Lesbos
"A poet of ancient Greece, Sappho's work comprised ten books of verse published by the third and second centuries B.C.E. By the Middle Ages, all copies were lost. Today what we know of her poetry is only through quotations in the writings of others. Only one poem survives in complete form, and the longest fragment is only 16 lines long."

Read about Sapphok, from "Age of Fable," by Thomas Bulfinch.

The Laughter of Aphrodite
In her review, N.S. Gill writes, "The Steven Saylor deftly weaves his murder mysteries around events of the day and real figures while Lindsey Davis uses the setting of the Empire to tell entertaining detective stories. In 'The Laughter of Aphrodite,' Peter Green has also written an historical mystery -- about Sappho and the mystery of her life."

The Moon - Sappho
Read "The Moon," by Sappho: "The stars about the lovely moon / Fade back and vanish very soon..."

The Voiceless - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Read "The Voiceless" (1858), by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894).

Without warning - Sappho
Read "Without warning," by Sappho. "Without warning / as a whirlwind / swoops on an oak / Love shakes my heart."

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