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Ananius (Greek: Ἀνάνιος) was a Greek iambic poet, contemporary with Hipponax (about 540 BCE). The invention of the satyric iambic verse called Scazon is ascribed to him as well as to Hipponax.[1] Some fragments of Ananius are preserved by Athenaeus,[2] and all that is known of him was collected by Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker in the 19th century.[3]


  1. ^ Hephaest. p. 30, 11, Gaisf.
  2. ^ Athenaeus pp. 78, 282, 370
  3. ^ Hipponactis et Ananii Iambographorum Fragmenta, p. 109, &c.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, Philip (1870). "Ananius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 158.