A. Archaic and Classical Poets
Among archaic Greek poets, Archilochus, Semonides and Hipponax were regarded as the earliest authors of iambics (íamboi), followed by Ananius and, later in the 5th century BC, Hermippus . The term iambopoioí is found not before the Byzantine lexica.
B. Term and metrics
ί̓αμβος (íambos) seems, although its earliest use (Archil. 215 W) …