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Archilochus (ärkĭlˈəkəs), fl. c.700 or c.650 B.C., Greek poet, b. Paros. As an innovator in the use and construction of the personal lyric, his language was intense and often violent. Many fragments of his verse survive.


See H. D. Rankin, Archilochus of Paros (1978).

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Die resultaat is soms ietwat lomp in Afrikaans, soos Archilochos, Fr.
Semonides, 'n junior tydgenoot van Archilochos, het 'n minder venynige aanslag; sy poesie is voorgedra by simposia.
The educational tradition began with lyric poets like Archilochos, who sounded themes like "make love, not war." This radical reversal of heroic values has usually been regarded as a serious intellectual revolution; and the corresponding relationships, which involved training the boys in music and poetry as well as fighting, introduced the tradition that ancient as well as modern observers credit with Greece's cultural achievements.
Schmid & Stahlin 1961:979: 'Seine Not gibt seinen Versen hier und da etwas von der Kraft dem Witz und der Scharfe des Archilochos.' For the various readings and interpretations of the Archilochus lines, see Gerber 1991:63-66.
Gone are the days when I bought my shoes there from Mr Melissinos the Poet Shoemaker, or discussed with him the merits of Archilochos' although I still have the copy of his poems which he gave me 50 years ago.
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Guy Davenport, whose own translation of Carmina Archilochos: Fragments of Archilochos was a heady inspiration to me in my college days nearly forty years ago, is entitled to his opinion about Jorge Luis Borges and his biographer, Edwin Williamson ["A Form of Incomprehension," Reviews, September].
For example, Archilochos of Paros wrote that after an eclipse of the sun "gloom-filled fear has come upon mankind.