Sappho, the Poetess

For this first article, we thought it might be best to start as close to the beginning as possible, even though we are certain the project will skip around through history from here on in. While there is no way to find out who the first human to experience romantic attraction to a person of the same gender was, we will go as far back as we can manage, to the origin of the word for attraction between women, to one of the most recognizable figures in history: to Sappho.

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