"any great figure of the past, like Sappho"

Sappho, who lived during the period 630-570BC, was an Ancient Greek poet born on the Island of Lesbos.

Very little is known about her life, and much of her poetry has been lost.

She is believed to have committed suicide by jumping off the cliffs of Leucadia because of her unrequited love for the ferryman Phaon.

Sappho's Hymn to Aphrodite

(Note: Lesbian in the title of the video means 'having associations with the Island of Lesbos'):