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Of Amorgos in the SE Cyclades, Greek iambic poet (see iambic poetry, greek), said to be one of those who led the Samian colonists to Amorgos (see samos; colonization, greek), which would make him contemporary with Archilochus. The longest fragment (118 lines, almost a complete poem) expounds the thesis that different types of women were created from different animals and have their qualities. Some fragments contain pessimistic moralizing, others suggest entertaining and obscene narratives. See also animals, knowledge of.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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