8. Other Poets of Pre-Islamic Times
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The below list is limited to the most famous poets, as well as those whose independent collections have been preserved.

|²⁵1. Taʾabbaṭa Sharran Thābit b. Jābir al-Fahmī. The son of a black female slave, he is counted |¹⁶ among the aghribat al-ʿArab, just like ʿAntara. Others, however, contend that his mother was the Fahmī woman Amīna. Fending for himself, he led an unsteady life. The descriptions of his adv…

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Carl Brockelmann, “8. Other Poets of Pre-Islamic Times”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_111080>
First published online: 2017

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