Archilochus, Semonides, Hipponax, Greek Iambic Poetry

LCL 259: 10-11

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Scythinus of Teos, perhaps 5th century, was both an iambic poet and a writer of prose. Only one fragment of his poetry has survived.

Among the Adespota there are several fragments which could be assigned to Anacreon (1, 3, 39), Archilochus (35, 38), and Hipponax (51, 52).


The following list contains works cited either by author’s name alone or by author together with a short title. Other works referred to are cited in sufficient detail as they appear in the notes. Journals are cited by the abbreviations given in L’Année Philologique. For further bibliography see D. E. Gerber, “Early Greek Elegy and Iambus 1921–1989,” Lustrum 33 (1991) 7–225 and 401–409.

  • Bossi = F. Bossi, Studi su Archiloco2 (Bari 1990)
  • Chaniotis = A. Chaniotis, Historie und Historiker in den griechischen Inschriften: epigraphische Beiträge zur griechischen Historiographie (Stuttgart 1988)
  • Degani = E. Degani, Hipponactis Testimonia et Fragmenta (Leipzig 1983, 19912)
  • Degani, Studi = E. Degani, Studi su Ipponatte (Bari 1984)
  • Henderson = J. Henderson, The Maculate Muse. Obscene Language in Attic Comedy (New Haven 1975, New York 19912)
  • IEG = M. L. West, Iambi et Elegi Graeci (Oxford; vol. 1 2nd ed. 1989, vol. 2 2nd ed. 1992)
  • Masson = O. Masson, Les fragments du poète Hipponax. Edition critique et commentée (Paris 1962)
  • Miralles-Pòrtulas = C. Miralles & J. Pòrtulas, Archilochus and the Iambic Poetry (Rome 1983)