Sappho was born sometime between 630 and 617 BCE and died around 570. Little of certainty
is known about her life. A native of the island of Lesbos, she resided in its largest city,
Mytilene. She composed songs for choral and solo performance on a wide range of themes but
is best known for amatory songs focusing on adolescent females. She is renowned as the first
woman poet in literary history, and her songs have been universally admired throughout
antiquity and modernity.