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"Sappho" was a Greek lyric poet, born on the island of Lesbos. The Alexandrian school/Alexandrians included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BCE, and it is said that she died around 570 BCE, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired through much of Classical_antiquity/antiquity, has been lost; however, her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.

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Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die.

When anger spreads through the breath, guard thy tongue from barking idly.

How love the limb-loosener sweeps me away.

Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.

Death must be an Evil - and the gods agree; for why else would they live for ever?

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.