When you face the Reading Room from the Rotunda, the mural on the right shows Sappho (@620 BC) who wrote lyric love poems. Exactly who she wrote them to is in question, but the word “lesbian” comes from her birthplace, the island of Lesbos.
The man to her right is Theocritus (3rd century BC) a writer of bucolic poems. This might explain his loving gaze at the young goat.
On the left of the door we have, seated, Euripides, who wrote tragic plays, as did Aeschylus (note mask) and Sophocles who stand behind him. To the left of Sophocles is Aristophanes, known for his comedies.