Abu Tammam

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Abu Tammam


Born about 796 in the village of Jasim, near Damascus; died 845. Arab poet and collector of ancient poetry. His divan of verses contains poetic cycles (elegiac, panegyric, satiric, ascetic). He assembled several collections of poems, including Kitab al-Khamasa—an anthology of the best verses from the pre-Islamic to the Abbasid periods. His small Khamsa and the collection Ikhtiyar al-shuara al-fukhul —selected qasidas of pre-Islamic and Islamic poets—are also preserved. His other works are known only by their titles.


Divan, 4th ed. Beirut, 1934.
Divan al-Khamasa, Commentary by al-Tibrisi, vols. 1–2. Cairo, 1955.


Krymskii, A. Khamasa Abu Tammama Taiskogo, vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1912.
Abu Bekr al-Suli. Akhbar Abi Tammam. Cairo, 1919.
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Montgomery; Consorts of the Caliphs , by Ibn al-SyuxAy1/2, edited by Toorawa and translated by the Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature; and The Life and Times of Abu Tammam , by AbE1/2 Bakr al-[sz] oE1/2ly1/2, edited and translated by Gruendler.
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