Sappho revolutionized poetry by taking seriously the most intimate nuances of feeling, thus creating lyric poetry as we know it today. Sappho: The Poems includes all the existing poems of Sappho except for one & two-line fragments. Sappho was Greece's greatest lyric poet; she was called the Tenth Muse by Plato. The Greeks knew Sappho as the originator of lyric poetry, the first poet to make human emotions -- & love in particular -- her theme. She also invented a stanza form that bears her name, introduced the plectrum or pick & popularized one of the seven Greek scales. This new translation includes poems unknown until they were unearthed in Egypt in the 1950s.Sappho is the author of 'Sappho the Poems The Poems' with ISBN 9780942208115 and ISBN 0942208110.