Greek Poet Sappho

Greeks included Sappho in the canonical list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

Photo: Sapho Longwing


SquirrelQueen said...

Very beautiful butterfly.
Sapho's lost poetry makes you wonder how many treasures of literature have been destroyed by time, beautiful works we shall never know?


naqiubex said...

Hmm.. nice..

Red Rain Photography said...

Love the butterfly - beautiful capture!

Wanted to check in, too, about the photos you were inquiring about - any decisions yet?