\sˈafə͡ʊ], \sˈafəʊ], \s_ˈa_f_əʊ]\
Definitions of SAPPHO
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A renowned Greek poet; born in the island of Lesbos about 612 B. C. Of her life little is known. Besides some small fragments of her poems, we have in complete form a "Hymn to Aphrodite" and an "Ode to a Beautiful Girl". In antiquity, as Homer was ever "The Poet" par excellence, so Sappho was "The Poetess".
By Charles Dudley Warner