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The Cologne Fragment single work   poetry   ""Please leave me alone altogether. If you're looking for love"
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Cologne Fragment
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  • This fragment, which only came to light in the nineteen seventies, is, apart from the works of Hesiod and Pindar, one of the longest consecutive works of the archaic period (c700-500 BC) extant. It deals with an encounter between Archilochus and a girl who in my view is undoubtedly Neobule's sister. The beginning is missing. For the text see H.D. Rankin, Archilochus of Paros, New Jersey, 1977, pp. 68-71.
  • Adapted from the Greek of Archilochus.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • 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. 261-262
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