Corinna


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Corinna

(kərĭn`ə), fl. c.500? B.C., Greek poet of Tanagra. Her verse, fragments of which remain, deals with mythological themes and is written in Boeotian dialect. There exists no consensus on the date of her poetry, which some place as late as the 2d cent. B.C.

Corinna

 

Greek poet of the fifth century B.C.; older contemporary of Pindar.

Corinna wrote melic lyrics that were sung to the accompaniment of stringed instruments. Only fragments of her work are extant. Ovid dedicated his Amores to her.

WORKS

In T. Bergk, Poetae lyrici Graeci, vol. 3. Leipzig, 1882. Pages 543–53.

REFERENCE

Istoriia grecheskoi literatury, vol. 1. Edited by S. I. Sobolevskii et al. Moscow-Leningrad, 1946. Pages 257–58.
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