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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 [1]. The term iambopoioí is found not before the Byzantine lexica.

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B. Term and metrics

ί̓αμβος (íambos) seems, although its earliest use (Archil. 215 W) …

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), “Iambographers”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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