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Kórinna (Κορίννα)
(V century B.C.)

Kórinna (Κορίννα) (V century B.C.)

While we don't know when Korinna was born or even which century, it seems likely she was a contemporary of Pindar's, i.e., fifth century B.C. This famous Greek poet was born in Tanagra, a Boeotian town near Pindar's Thebes. Pausanias says Korinna won a poetry competition against Pindar in honor of which, she had a monument erected to her. Aelian (c. 170 - c. 235) said she defeated Pindar five times, and in response to these defeats, Pindar called her a sow. But Korinna is not mentioned in any Greek sources until the first century B.C., when Antipater of Thessaloniki lists her in his catalogue of NINE MORTAL MUSES.


Ajman, 1972, The Parnassus

Cambodge, 1983, Poets

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