Sappho | Ancient Greek Poet
Sappho [630 – 570 BC] is a famous archaic Greek poet from Lesbos. Sappho's poetry was lyric, and she is known for her love poems.
Photo Title: Bust of Sappho, inscribed Sappho Eresia, "Sappho of Eressos". Roman copy of a Greek original of the 5th century BC | Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)
Most of her poetry is lost. Outside of academic circles, she is best known as a symbol of same-sex desire, particularly between women.