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A. Works and reception profile

In any history of the impact and reception of the early Greek lyric poets, even if it does not put A. of Paros (c. 680–c. 630 BC) at the same level as, say, Pindar, Sappho or Anacreon, A. the man and his poetry will have unmistakable connotations. As an iambic poet, he is associated with a cantankerous, even warlike mode of poetry. Just as A. presented himself in an elegiac distich (fr. 1 West2 = W.2) that functions as his ‘visiting card’, so to this day he…

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Bagordo, Andreas, “Archilochus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111

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