Sappho was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesvos. The Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 before Christ.
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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Anjo visited Lesvos for the first time in 1989 . After that almost every year. The main income of this Island are olives and tourism.
Anjo started this blog in 2015 to share the beauty of this magical place.
At this moment more than 2500 refugees a day reach the Island. Those people need help. The Greek residents are very hospitable and help as much as they can.
From 5-26 october 2015 Anjo will travel to Lesvos. She will post daily photos and stories about the situation on this blog.
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