Sappho, the tenth Muse

Michael Lahanas


someone will remember us
I say
even in another time


Some consider that Sappho's poems show that the the society of Mytilene was different than in other Greek cities, especially the role of women in the Aristocratic society.

The epithalamium ((pl. epithalamia), a Greek word for “upon the bridal chamber,” a kind of poem originally performed at weddings in honor of the bride and groom) is identified as a literary form with Sappho.

Sappho and of Ingres

The other 9 muses

Peter Green, University of California Press; Reprint edition (October 1995)

Catullan Voices in Heroides 15 : How Sappho Became a Man (

, Martin Drolling (1752-1817)


, by Ellen Greene (Editor), University of Oklahoma Press ISBN: 0806136642