Lyrici Graeci (melos, elegy, iambus)
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Fragments of Greek lyric poetry from the 7th to the 5th cents. BC.


Greek lyric poetry in the major genres of melos (individual song, choral song), elegy, and iambus. With the exception of Pindar’s Epinicia, Theognis’ elegies, and a monody by Sappho (fragment 1), the poems are only extant in fragments; either on papyri, or in q…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Lyrici Graeci (melos, elegy, iambus)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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