Sappho
c. 610 - 580 BC

Unfortunately, there are no surviving sculptures to show us what this person looked like.

Sappho was one of the most admired of all the ancient Greek poets. She was born on the island of Lesbos. The main themes of her poems are love, jealousy and hate.


This coin shows the head of Sappho

 
© The British Museum 2005