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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The Greek lyric poet of Lesbos.

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  • The name of the Grecian poetess, Sappho, is probably known to almost every reader.
  • Sappho is neither sexually loose, as Gainsborough's chemise suggests, nor sexually innocent.
  • The authoress, who died in 1701, aged 94, was called the Sappho of her time.
  • Comparisons, especially about the beauty of women, are very artistic, recalling Sappho and Catullus: for more
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