By Oliver Maynard
Edited by Sienna Melki
The ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho offers one of few extant pieces of female authorship, and yet, still, she has been heralded as ‘the tenth Muse’. Much of her work describes female homosexuality; but, despite the seemingly personal nature of the work, the possibility remains that Sappho can in fact be classed as a ‘public’ poet. Saphho’s world is a complex one, but this essay paints a picture of her as a credit to women everywhere and demonstrates how Classics can be used to uncover marginalised voices which can be seen to reflect our own times.