All poems of sappho search in the poems of sappho the only contemporary source which refers to sapphos life is her own body of poetry and scholars are skeptical of biographical readings of it. Another reason for doubting that sapphos poetry had been the inspiration for the lovers leaps at cape leukas is the attitude of strabo himself he specifically disclaims menanders version about sapphos being the first to take the plunge at leukas. Sappho is not only one of the few women poets we know of from antiquity but also is one of the greatest lyric poets from any age most of her poems were meant to be sung by one person to the accompaniment of the lyre hence the name lyric poetry
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