Cleobulina

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Cleobulina (Κλεοβουλίνη) or Cleobuline (Flourished c. 550 BC Rhodes, ancient Greece) was an ancient Greek poet. Her father was Cleobulus, who was one of the Seven Sages of Greece. She wrote poetry in hexameter verse and was particularly skilled in writing riddles [1] or enigmas.[2]

Aristotle quotes Cleobulina of Rhodes in both his Poetics and the Rhetoric.[3] She was sufficiently well-known to be satirized in a play by the comic dramatist Cratinus.[4]

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  1. ^ "Sulphur-crested Cockatoo". Post by Infinite Logic. facebook. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Cleobulina of Rhodes". Ancient Women Philosophers. Mount St Mary College. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Cleobulina of Rhodes 570BCE". Women Philosophers web site. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  4. ^ 'Cleobulina (6th century BC)', in Claire Buck, ed., Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, 1992, p. 426

References[edit]

  • Leon, Vicki. "Cleobulina," in Uppity Women of Ancient Greece. (San Luis Obispo: Tabula Rasa Press, 1989). ISBN 1-57324-010-9
  • Fabbro, Elena. "La zampa cornuta dell'asino morto. Il più enigmatico enigma di Cleobulina (fr. 3 West2)", in C. Griggio - F. Vendruscolo (edd.), Suave mari magno.. Studi offerti dai colleghi udinesi a Ernesto Berti. pp. 55–76 (Udine: Forum) ISBN 978-88-8420-486-8

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