7. The Six Poets
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1. Al-Nābigha al-Dhubyānī Ziyād b. Muʿāwiya lived in the latter half of the century before Muḥammad, mostly in al-Ḥīra, under the kings al-Mundhir III and IV and al-Nuʿmān Abū Qābūs. He fell into disgrace with the latter, the story goes, because he had praised the beauty of the queen too openly in one of his poems. However, it i…

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Carl Brockelmann, “7. The Six Poets”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_111070>
First published online: 2017

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