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Iambic Poetry, Diction of
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Abstract

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 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000183>
First published online: 2013



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