Ibykos ( ancient Greek Ἴβυκος Íbykos , Latinized Ibycus , German also Ibykus ) was an ancient Greek poet from Rhegion in Calabria . He lived around the middle of the 6th century BC. And was later included in the canon of the nine lyric poets .
According to a tombstone, he died in his native city; According to another well-known legend of antiquity, however, he is said to have been murdered by robbers on the way to the Isthmian Games , but the discovery of the culprits was brought about by cranes . The material processed Friedrich Schiller in his ballad The Cranes of Ibykus of the 1797th
Ibykos' main fame was based on his erotic songs that breath a glowing sensuality.
The problematic relationship with the tyrant Polykrates on Samos has not yet been finally clarified. The topic fits into the broader context of the question of how to find oneself in the 6th century BC. BC as a poet had to behave towards his patron.
- Malcolm Davies (Ed.): Poetarum Melicorum Graecorum Fragmenta , Volume 1: Alcman, Stesichorus, Ibycus . Oxford University Press, Oxford 1991, ISBN 978-0-19-814046-7
- Denys Lionel Page : Poetae Melici Graeci . Clarendon Press, Oxford 1975.
- Andreas Bagordo : Ibykos. In: Bernhard Zimmermann (Ed.): The literature of the archaic and classical times (= manual of the Greek literature of antiquity. Volume 1). CH Beck, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-406-57673-7 , pp. 196-199
- Hermann Fränkel : Poetry and philosophy of the early Greek culture. 5th edition. CH Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-406-37716-5 , pp. 322-332
- Albin Lesky : History of Greek Literature. 3rd, revised edition. Saur, Munich 1999, ISBN 3-598-11423-0 , pp. 214-217
- Christian Mueller-Goldingen : poet and ruler. To the Polycratesode of Ibykos. In: Antiquité classique . Volume 70, No. 1, 2001, pp. 17-26 ( online ).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Greek poet|
|DATE OF BIRTH||7th century BC BC or 6th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||6th century BC Chr.|