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Number of Sappho’s poems

How many Sappho’s poems are there?

The exact number is not known

Unfortunately, people do not know too much about Sappho.  She is thought to have been born around 610 B.C. and to have died in about 570.  It is interesting to know that Sappho’s poetry was categorized metrically.  Keep in mind that by the Middle Ages most of Sappho’s poetry was lost.  These days there are only parts of four poems. Only one of them is complete. There are some fragments of her poetry, including 63 complete, single lines and perhaps 264 fragments.

This fact is verified on : December 3, 2013.





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