Abu Tammam Habib ibn Aus


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Abu Tammam Habib ibn Aus

(täm-mäm` häbēb` ĭ`bən ous), c.805–c.845, Arab poet, compiler of the HamasaHamasa
[Arab.,=valor], one of the great anthologies of Arabic literature. It was gathered together in the 9th cent. by Abu Tammam when he was snowbound in Hamadan, where he had access to an excellent library. There are 10 books of poems, classified by subject.
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. His poems of valor, often describing historical events, are important as source material.