Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Challenging Gender Roles: Corinna, Greek Poet: Suda K.2087

Corinna, Achelodori & Procratiae filia, Thebana vel Tanagrea, discipula Myrtidis, Myia cognominata: Lyrica. Quinquies, ut ferunt, Pindarum vicit. Scripsit (carminum) libros V. itemque epigrammata & cantica lyrica.

Κορίννα, Ἀχελῳοδώρου καὶ Προκρατίας, Θηβαία ἢ Ταναγραία, μαθήτρια Μύρτιδος: ἐπωνόμαστο δὲ Μυῖα: λυρική. ἐνίκησε δὲ πεντάκις ὡς λόγος Πίνδαρον. ἔγραψε βιβλία ε#, καὶ ἐπιγράμματα καὶ νόμους λυρικούς.

--Suda K.2087. Translated into Latin by Christian Wolf.


Corinna: The daughter of Achelodorus & Procratia. She was either Theban or Tanagrean. She was a student of Myrtis. Her nickname was Myia (“the fly”). She was a lyric poet. It is said that she beat the poet Pindar five times in a competition. She wrote five books of poetry, both of epigrams and pastoral poems.



Name:  ???

Date:  10th c. CE

Works:  Suda



Map of Roman Empire Divided into Regions



 The Suda is a literary encyclopedia created in the 10th century CE by an anonymous Byzantine scholar.


ARCHAIC: (through 6th c. BCE); GOLDEN AGE: (5th - 4th c. BCE); HELLENISTIC: (4th c. BCE - 1st c. BCE); ROMAN: (1st c. BCE - 4th c. CE); POST CONSTANTINOPLE: (4th c. CE - 8th c. CE); BYZANTINE: (post 8th c CE)

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