Sappho's poems usually focus on the relationships among women. This focus has given rise to speculation that Sappho's interest in women was what today would be called homosexual or lesbian; the word "lesbian" comes from the island of Lesvos and the communities of women there.
She was also noted during her life as the headmistress of a school for girls. Most likely her students were the objects of her poetry. She also became the president of the world’s first woman’s club.
Sappho was married to Cercylas, a wealthy man from the island of Andrus , and had a daughter named Cleis. In ancient and medieval times she was more famous for (according to legend) throwing herself off a cliff because she was sad because of an unfulfilled love.
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