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Iambic Poetry, Diction of
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Under the name of iambic poetry have been transmitted to us fragments of iambic trimeters (also choliambic trimeters), trochaic tetrameters, and epodic combinations whose main themes were invective, aischrología, irony, explicit sexuality. Archilochus of Paros (7th c. BCE), Semonides of Amorgos (7th c. BCE), Hipponax of Ephesus (6th c. BCE) and, later on, An…

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Sara Kaczko, “Iambic Poetry, Diction of”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000183>
First published online: 2013

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