(613 words)

b. in the 1st half of the 6th cent. BC in Megara (Greece);

d. in the 2nd half of the 6th cent. BC;

Greek elegiac poet.


One thousand three hundred and eighty-nine verses are extant under the name of Theognis. It is doubtful that they are all the work of a single poet. At present, the collective works, known as Corpus Theognideum, are div…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Theognis”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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