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  Literary Encyclopedia: Archilochus
Archilochus was born on the island of Paros in the central Aegean Sea.
Later authors frequently cite Archilochus to illustrate some point of geography, vocabulary, metre etc. and such fragments are often difficult or impossible to interpret because of the lack of context.
There is evidence that Archilochus was involved in the festivals of Dionysus and Demeter, two deities whose cult worship was noted for invective and obscenity.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11706   (532 words)

  
  Archilochus - LoveToKnow 1911
ARCHILOCHUS, Greek lyric poet and writer of lampoons, was born at Paros, one of the Cyclades islands.
Archilochus made use of the iambus and the trochee, and organized them into the two forms of metre known as the iambic trimeter and the trochaic tetrameter.
Horace (Ars Poetica, 79) speaks of the "rage" of Archilochus, and Hadrian calls his verses "raging iambics." By his countrymen he was reverenced as the equal of Homer, and statues of these two poets were dedicated on the same day.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Archilochus   (643 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Archilochus
As an innovator in the use and construction of the personal lyric, his language was intense and often violent.
Archilochus was famous throughout antiquity for the stinging...
Archilochus' frank mockery is balm for one too much steeped in...
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 Chapter 13
The point remains, then, that Archilochean blame poetry against Lykambes and his daughters is a stylized poetic form, with strict formal regulation of narrative and of dialogue quoted within the narrative; also, that the personification of the composer and that of his targets is similarly stylized within the narrative and dialogue.
For parallels to the aînoi of Archilochus, cf.
An essential factor, I submit, is the archaic cult of Archilochus at Paros (see Ch.18§1, esp. n1); this factor also accounts for the Life of Archilochus tradition, which I view as a development parallel to the transmission of the poetry itself (see Ch.18§4).
www.press.jhu.edu /books/nagy/BofATL/chapter13.html   (3426 words)

  
 Tortorelli: Archilochus 114W and Archaic Poetics
At the same time, it may be, a bit more subtly, a statement of Horace's poetic sensibilities, part of a large tradition of poets referring indirectly to their craft.
Archilochus expresses his preference of general in terms that suggest a preference for iambic over Homeric verse.
If he truly has Archilochus in mind, the playful jab at a poetic rival is evident in the rejection of one of Archilochus' favorite poetic subjects.
www.camws.org /meeting/2004/abstracts2004/tortorelli.html   (549 words)

  
 Classics Corner
Lately, we at Classics Corner have been obsessed with Archilochus, the poet of Paros who died as a young man in about 640 B.C. There isn't much to work with: seven epigrams, three short poems, and 23 fragments.
The son of an aristocrat and a slave, Archilochus was privileged enough to be literate, yet common enough to be a regular guy.
Archilochus knows that life, no matter how hard, is for the living.
www.classicscorner.org /Archolochus.html   (459 words)

  
 Archilochus - History for Kids!
Archilochus was a poet who wrote in the 600's BC.
One famous poem by Archilochus is a sort of answer to the Spartan proverb that soldiers should come back with their shields or on them.
Another poem by Archilochus is about standing guard duty on a navy ship.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/literature/archilochus.htm   (337 words)

  
 Archilochus - Encyclopedia.com
The carcass of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) was discovered on 12 August 1999 adhered to...
Isaiah Berlin, cribbing from Archilochus, once suggested that thinking persons might be sorted into two categories: foxes and hedgehogs.
Berlin had titled his essay after a line written by the Greek poet Archilochus: "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." Berlin writes that this could be nothing more than a...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Archiloc.html   (900 words)

  
 Archilochus Quotes
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And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave.
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  Archilochus Biography and Summary
Archilochus (in a more exact transliteration, Arkhilokhos) lived during the mid seventh century B.C.E. (Before the Common Era) and is one of the earliest notable Greek poets after Homer.
Life and poetry Archilochus was born on the island of Paros.
1: a genus of Trochilidae [syn: genus Archilochus]
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 Story of Archilochus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Archilochus was born on the island of Paros; he came, on his father's side, from a family of hereditary priests of Demeter.
Archilochus was betrothed to Neobule, daughter of the Parian noble Lycambes.
Archilochus went on to further triumphs, and further miseries, in the islands of the Aegean.
www2.yk.psu.edu /~jmj3/cur_arch.htm   (141 words)

  
 Love and Sex in the Poems of Archilochus and Sappho.
Archilochus' songs were bitter and explicit; they were not dictated by convention or a desire to please but came from his own intimate parts and because of this he has been sometimes been labelled the first individual of Greek antiquity.
Archilochus was widely gossiped about with labels of mercenary, bastard, drunkard and hater of tradition and his treatment of the topic of love and sex is second only in its ferocity to his outbursts of hate.
Archilochus uses this as a positive function for he and his fellow men - in laughing at ageing women the men feel a cynical vitality and reject 'ugly' (188) age themselves by laughing at the old crone.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /velouria75/sappho.html   (2428 words)

  
 Archilochus and Greek Lyric Poetry
Archilochus lived between 680 and 640 B.C.E. He was born a bastard on the island of Paros where he spent most of his boyhood.
Archilochus became enraged and went around town destroying the reputations of the father, the fiancee and her sisters in obscene ways.
Archilochus would use indecent language to negatively portray someone using sexual insults or other times he would use indecent language to mock the current societal beliefs by using sexuality generally unaccepted and saying that it is more "true" or "right" than the belief he intends to mock.
www.cvuhs.org /faculty/joe/greece/archlchs.htm   (1677 words)

  
 Aoidoi: The Fragmentary Poems of Archilochus
Archilochus was known to everyone who knew anything as the first poet after the Epic writers Homer and Hesiod.
Archilochus' volumes were currently available to him, and he would hardly have thought that this author and Hipponax and Sappho, let alone a hundred others, would have virtually disappeared in the next seven hundred years.
So what we have is a split view of Archilochus, on the one hand a readable translation in English, as against a network of scholarly treatments and discussion in places where the light of day rarely shines.
www.aoidoi.org /texts/archil/preface.php   (920 words)

  
  Archilochus - Definition, explanation
Along with the epics of Homer and Hesiod, the satires of Archilochus were one of the mainstays of itinerant rhapsodes, who made a living declaiming poetry at both religious festivals and private homes.
The writings of Archilochus consisted of elegies, hymns-- one of which used to be sung by the victors in the Olympic games-- and of poems in the iambic and trochaic measures.
Archilochus made use of the iambus and the trochee, and organized them into the two forms of metre known as the iambic trimeter and the trochaic tetrameter.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/a/ar/archilochus.php   (783 words)

  
 The Greek Lyric Poets, U. of Saskatchewan
Archilochus was born into a prominent family on the island of Paros.
Archilochus' attitude to war is very different from that evinced by Homer: in some ways Archilochus seems to go out of his way to emphasize his disagreement with the austere, idealistic picture of war found in the Iliad.
Archilochus was most famous in antiquity as an author of *iambic verse.
homepage.usask.ca /~jrp638/CourseNotes/LyricPoets.html   (2214 words)

  
 Archilochus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Archilochus was not only a poet, but also a soldier.
He was at one time engaged to Neobule, but Neobule's father changed his mind and agreed to let someone else marry her.
Archilochus then did all he could to destroy the reputations of Neobule and her father.
www.geocities.com /greeklyricpoets/archilochus.html   (119 words)

  
 Archilochus
He accused Lycambes of perjury, and recited such verses against his daughters, that Lycambes and his daughters are said to have hanged themselves.
Along with the epics of Homer and Hesiod, the satires of Archilochus were one of the mainstays of itinerant rhapsodes, who made a living declaiming poetry at both religious festivals and private homes.
The writings of Archilochus consisted of elegies, hymns-- one of which used to be sung by the victors in the Olympic games-- and of poems in the iambic and trochaic measures.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Lit/Archilochus.html   (652 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Archilochus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carmina;: The fragments of Archilochos by Archilochus (Unknown Binding - 1964)
From Archilochus to Pindar: Papers on Greek Literature of the Archaic Period.
Archilochus and the iambic poetry (Filologia e critica) by Carlos Miralles (Unknown Binding - 1983)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Archilochus&index=blended&page=1   (380 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Birth of Tragedy: Chapters 5 & 6
Homer is the great Apollonian naive artist, whereas Archilochus (writing in the sixth century) is a passionate and furious lyric poet.
The idea that Archilochus is a subjective poet stems from the incorrect believe that lyric poetry is egocentric, when in fact it represents the Dionysian consciousness.
What makes Archilochus so different from Homer is the fact that lyric is essentially the poetry of folk-song, wherein "language is strained to its utmost that it may imitate music." Here it stands in contrast to Homer, whose language strives to imitate image and phenomenon, i.e.
www.sparknotes.com /philosophy/birthoftragedy/section4.rhtml   (909 words)

  
 ARCHILOCHUS - Online Information article about ARCHILOCHUS
He then returned to his native place, and was slain in a battle against the Naxians by one Calondas or Corm, who was cursed by the oracle for having slain a servant of the See also:
Archilochus made use of the iambus and the trochee, and organized them into the two forms of metre known as the iambic trimeter and the trochaic tetra-See also:
Hadrian calls his verses "raging iambics." By his countrymen he was reverenced as the equal of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /APO_ARN/ARCHILOCHUS.html   (907 words)

  
 Archilochus of Paros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though some of the lyric poets were known to have been politically active, and even the philosopher, Socrates, recalled serving in the Athenian infantry, Archilochus is the only warrior-poet known to us.
The tasks of warrior and poet were not always considered at odds--Homer has even Achilles singing tunes to the accompaniment of his lyre in the Iliad (Book IX).
Archilochus, though later than either of the epics, may have written the first poem in the series because he was aware that his accomplishments are somewhat unusual.
faculty.goucher.edu /eng222/archilochus_of_paros.htm   (416 words)

  
 Note to "Abantian Warriors" by Archilochus, tr. Sherod Santos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Considered by many to be the inventor of the Greek elegy, Archilochus is doubtless one of three poets (Callinus and Tyrtaeus being the other two) to hold that distinction.
Regardless, it would be hard to overestimate his importance in the history of the lyric poem, for he affected its future in at least two significant ways.
Having claimed for poetry the domain of everyday life, and having vested that poetry with the force of social commentary, Archilochus endowed the lyric poem with a limitless capacity for self-renewal, a capacity that helped to ensure its place – and, indeed, its centrality – in the future of Western literature.
www.cstone.net /~poems/archiloc.htm   (214 words)

  
 Digimorph - Archilochus colubris (ruby-throated hummingbird)
Archilochus colubris from North Carolina Partners in Flight
Archilochus colubris page by Mychi Nguyen (Penn State University)
Archilochus colubris on The Animal Diversity Web (The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)
digimorph.org /specimens/Archilochus_colubris   (230 words)

  
 Archilochus
Archilochus: Yours is the Kingdom of Heaven (E) Archilochus: First Poet after Homer, the Greek text with translation and literary commentary (pdf, 115 pages), by William Harris.
I just down-loaded your “Archilochus” text but have read only the first several pages.
I just want to pay some homage to you [sic] both for your insights into Archilochus and to your approach to his poetry–any poetry for that matter.
www.ellopos.net /blog/?p=26   (232 words)

  
 THE HEDGEHOG AND THE FOX - The New York Review of Books
My point is that it is this reading of the Archilochus epigram that has held sway since Berlin used it many years ago: when people refer to "the hedgehog and the fox" these days, they are usually referring to this contrasting approach to the world.
Yet when we look closer at the original Archilochus, or rather at some other translations, the issue is not so clear.
As to why we all should be concerned, it is because the Berlin version of the Archilochus is referred to several times a year in journals such as this—in the sense, that is, that there are two different ways of knowing reality, not fighting enemies, and that both ways are of at least equal value.
www.nybooks.com /articles/7297   (1384 words)

  
 POxy Oxyrhynchus Online
VI 854 and XXX 2507) both of which also contain elegiac verses by Archilochus.
This text, which narrates a pre-Trojan War battle between the Greeks and and Telephus king of Mysia, is the first known instance of a mythical narrative in elegiac verses from the Archaic period.
VI 854, XXX 2507 and the new fragment belong to a single book consisting of poems by Archilochus in the elegiac metre, according to the attested ancient grouping of his poems into books by metres, and that it was coextensive with an edition of Archilochus cited by ancient authors as en tois elegeiois (Athen.
www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk /POxy/monster/demo/Page1.html   (933 words)

  
 Archilochus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Archilochus (lived 7th century bc), considered the first Greek lyric poet, also regarded as the creator of iambic poetry.
Scientific classification: Hummingbirds make up the family Trochilidae of the order Apodiformes.
Do you know what your child is learning?
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