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The Grave of Archilocus single work   poetry   "By the salt and bitter wave"
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 The Grave of Archilocus
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Notes

  • Adapted from the Greek of Gaetulicus (Palatine Anthology 7.71).
  • Author note: Archilocus was a poet of the seventh century BC, said to be the first satirist. He was engaged to a girl called Neobule, but her father, Lycambes, broke off the match to wed his daughter to a rich suitor. Archilocus in revenge is said to have composed satires on the family so wounding that they all committed suicide. As with other novel weapons, satire has lost some of its effectiveness in the course of the centuries.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Poems 1972-79 John Bray , Canberra : Australian National University Press , 1979 Z807581 1979 selected work poetry Canberra : Australian National University Press , 1979 pg. 45
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Poems 1962-1991 John Bray , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z310687 2000 collected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 pg. 138
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