Sappho and Alcaeus. Vase detail.

On Sappho and Greek culture

Nikos Dais Poetry

Sappho was the most important poetess, and song writer of antiquity; one of the most important of all time. She was born about 630 BCE in the city-state of Eresos. This means that she flourished about 2.600 years before our time! The ancient sources tell us little about her life, but her surviving verses reveal the intensity of her feelings. …