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Testimonia is a term of art in ancient studies that refers to collections of classical biographical and literary references to classical authors.

The testimonia regarding Sappho do not contain references contemporary to Sappho.

Sappho was said to have three brothers: Erigyius, Larichus, and Charaxus.

Three epigrams attributed to Sappho are extant, but these are actually Hellenistic imitations of Sappho's style. She was from a wealthy family from Lesbos, though the names of both of her parents are uncertain.

Ancient sources say that she had three brothers; the names of two of them are mentioned in the Brothers Poem discovered in 2014.

According to Athenaeus, Sappho often praised Larichus for pouring wine in the town hall of Mytilene, an office held by boys of the best families.

This indication that Sappho was born into an aristocratic family is consistent with the sometimes rarefied environments that her verses record.

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