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Aeschylus,

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Æschylus (es′ki-lus) or Aeschylus was the father of the Greek tragedy, who distinguished himself as a soldier both at Marathon and Salamis before he figured as a poet; wrote, it is said, some seventy dramas, of which only seven are extant—the "Suppliants," the "Persæ," the "Seven against Thebes," the "Prometheus Bound," the "Agamemnon," the "Choephori," and the "Eumenides," his plays being trilogies; born at Eleusis and died in Sicily (525-456 B.C.).
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Agathias,

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Agath′ias, a Greek Byzantine poet and historian (536-582). Author of an anthology, a collection of love poems, and a history of his own times, which is our chief authority for the period 552-8, during which time the Byzantine army was struggling against the Goths, Vandals, and Franks.
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Alcman,

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Alcman, an early Greek lyric poet, born at Sardis.
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Alexandrou, Aris

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Aris Alexandrou (Greek ed ) (1922 – 2 July 1978) was a Greek novelist, poet and translator. Always on the Left and always unconventional ("I belong to the non-existent party of poets"), he is the author of a single novel (To kivotio - Mission Box ) which is widely considered to be among the classic modern Greek works in the second half of the 20th century.
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Anacreon,

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Anacreon (Greek a, gen .: at) (582 BC – 485 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets .
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Anagnostakis, Manolis

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Manolis Anagnostakis (10 March 1925 – 23 June 2005) was a Greek poet and critic at the forefront of the Marxist and existentialist poetry movements arising during and after the Greek Civil War in the late 1940s. Anagnostakis was a leader amongst his contemporaries and influenced the generation of poets immediately after him. His poems have been honored in Greece 's national awards and arranged and sung by contemporary musicians. In spite of his accomplishments, Philip Ramp notes that Anagnostakis "is the least known, to an English speaking audience, of the major Greek poets of his generation." [1]
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Antimachus,

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Antimachus of Colophon or Claros, Greek poet and grammarian. Antimachus was the founder of "learned" epic poetry, and the forerunner of the Alexandrian school, whose critics allotted him the next place to Homer. He also prepared a critical recension of the Homeric poems.
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Aratus,

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ARATUS, of Soli in Cilicia, Greek didactic poet, a contemporary of Callimachus and Theocritus, was born about 315 b.c.
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Archestratus,

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ARCHESTRATUS, of Syracuse or Gela, a Greek poet, who flourished about 330 b.c.
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Archias, Aulus Licinius

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Aulus Licinius Archias, Greek poet, was born at Antioch in Syria 120 b.c.
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Archilochus,

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Archilochus, Greek lyric poet and writer of lampoons, was born at Paros, one of the Cyclades islands.
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Archilochus,

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Archilochus, or, Archilochos (Ancient Greek) (c. 680–c. 645 BC) [ nb 1 ] was a Greek lyric poet from the island of Paros in the Archaic period.
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Archippus,

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Archippus, an Athenian poet of the Old Comedy, who flourished towards the end of the 5th century b.c.
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Arctinus,

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Arctinus, of Miletus, one of the earliest poets of Greece and contributors to the epic cycle.
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Aristophanes,

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Aristophanes (c. 448-385 b.c.), the great comic dramatist and poet of Athens. His birth-year is uncertain. He is known to have been about the same age as Eupolis, and is said to have been “almost a boy” when his first comedy (The Banqueters) was brought out in 427 b.c.
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Bacchylides,

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Bacchylides (5th century BC) was a Greek lyric poet. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets which included his uncle Simonides. The elegance and polished style of his lyrics have been noted in Bacchylidean scholarship since at least Longinus (De Sublimitate 33,5).
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Bible, The

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THE Holy Bible is a written revelation from the Sovereign Lord Jehovah to all people on this earth. This inspired book has global appeal, since it contains good news of a God-designed Messianic Kingdom that will establish peace and righteousness forever on a united Paradise earth. Fittingly, the complete Bible has been referred to as the Divine Library (Lat., Bibliotheca Divina), made up of 66 officially cataloged books that are accepted as the inspired guide for determining truth. While many divide the two major sections of the Bible into “The Old Testament” and “The New Testament,” we designate the first 39 books as the Hebrew Scriptures and the remaining 27 books as the Christian Greek Scriptures, basing such a decision on language rather than on a claimed “Testament” division.
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Bion,

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Bion, Greek bucolic poet, was born at Phlossa near Smyrna, and flourished about 100 b.c.
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Broumas, Olga

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Olga Broumas (born 6 May 1949, Hermoupolis), is a Greek poet, resident in the United States.. Greek poet living in the United States
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Callimachus,

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Callimachus was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. He was a noted poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian – Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III Euergetes.
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Callinus,

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The oldest of the Greek elegiac poets and the creator of the political and warlike elegy.
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Cavafy, C P

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Constantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes ; Greek : stat. aßf ; April 29 (April 17, OS ), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
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Cavafy, Constantine P

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Constantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes ; Greek : stat. aßf ; April 29 (April 17, OS ), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
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Chaeremon,

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Athenian dramatist of the first half of the 4th century b.c.
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Choerilus,

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An Athenian tragic poet, who exhibited plays as early as 524 B.C.
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Coluthus,

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Greek epic poet, flourished during the reign of Anastasius I. (491-518).
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Corinna,

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A Greek poetess, born at Tanagra in Boeotia, flourished about 500 B.C.
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Creophylus,

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One of the earliest Greek epic poets.
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Critias,

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Athenian orator and poet, and one of the Thirty Tyrants.
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Diagoras,

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DIAGORAS, of Melos, surnamed the Atheist, poet and sophist, flourished in the second half of the 5th century B.C.
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Dimoula, Kiki

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Kiki Dimoula (Greek : µ ; 19 June 1931, Athens ) is a Greek poet.
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Dimoulas, Athos

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Athos Dimoulas (Greek : µ ) (Athens, Greece, 1921–1985) was an award-winning Greek poet. He studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and abroad (in Belgium, England and France), and worked for the Hellenic State Railways from 1944 to 1972. His collection of poems te a a was awarded the State Prize for Poetry in 1967.
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Diphilus,

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Diphilus of Sinope, poet of the new Attic comedy and contemporary of Menander (342-291 b.c.).
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Elytis, Odysseus

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Odysseas Elytis (Greek: dssa t; real name: Odysseas Alepoudellis, dssa epd) (November 2, 1911 – March 18, 1996) was a Greek poet regarded as a major exponent of poetic modernism in Greece. In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.. Greek poet
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Empeirikos, Andreas

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Andreas Embirikos (Greek : da µpe ) (Braila, 2 September 1901 – Athens, 3 August 1975) was a Greek surrealist poet and the first Greek psychoanalyst.
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Engonopoulos, Nikos

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Nikos Engonopoulos (Greek : p ; October 21, 1907 – October 31, 1985) was a modern Greek painter and poet. He is one of the most important members of "the generation of the '30s," as well as a major representative of the surrealist movement in Greece. [ citation needed ] His work as a writer also includes critique and essays.
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Ennius,

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Quintus Ennius was a writer during the period of the Roman Republic, and is often considered the father of Roman poetry. He was of Calabrian descent. Although only fragments of his works survive, his influence in Latin literature was significant, particularly in his use of Greek literary models.
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Epicharmus,

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Greek comic poet, was born in the island of Cos.
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Erinna,

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Greek poet, contemporary and friend of Sappho, a native of Rhodes or the adjacent island of Telos, flourished about 600 (according to Eusebius, 350 b.c.).
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Eubulus,

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Athenian poet of the Middle comedy, flourished about 370 b.c.
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Euphorion,

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Greek poet and grammarian, born at Chalcis in Euboea about 275 b.c.
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Eupolis,

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Athenian poet of the Old Comedy, flourished in the time of the Peloponnesian War.
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Euripides,

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Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles.
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Fokas, Nikos

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Nikos Fokas (Greek : F ) is a Greek poet, essayist and translator.
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Fostieris, Antonis

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Andonis Fostieris (Greek : t Fst ) (b. Athens 1953) is a Greek poet. He studied Law at the University of Athens and History of Law at Sorbonne, Paris. Since 1981, he is co-editor and director of the prestigious literary periodical .
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Gatsos, Nikos

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Nikos Gatsos (Greek : Gts ; 8 December 1911, Asea – 12 May 1992, Athens ) was a Greek poet, translator and lyricist.
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Gogou, Katerina

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Katerina Gogou (Greek : atea G ; 1 June 1940 – 3 October 1993) was a Greek anarchist poet, author and actress. Before her suicide by pill overdose at the age of 53, Gogou appeared in over thirty Greek films.
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Gotsis, Demetris Th.

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Demetris Th. Gotsis (Greek : µt T. Gts ) is a Greek poet and author residing in Cyprus. He was born October 26, 1945 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received musical education since his parents were trained opera singers.
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Hesiod,

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Hesiod (/ ' h i s i d / or / ' h s i d / ; Greek : sd, IPA / s i o ð o s / Esíodos ) was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. His is the first European poetry in which the poet regards himself as a topic, an individual with a distinctive role to play. Ancient authors credited him and Homer with establishing Greek religious customs. Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought (he is sometimes identified as the first economist ), archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time -keeping.
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Homer,

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Homer, the great epic poet of Greece, and the greatest of all time; author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey". He is one of the most well-known, studied, and referred to poets in the history of the world.
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