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Archĭlŏchus , i, m., = Ἀρχίλοχος,
I.a Greek poet of Paros, who, acc. to Cic. Tusc. 1, 1, 3, lived in the age of Romulus; but, acc. to Nep. ap. Gell. 17, 21, 8, was a contemporary of Tullus Hostilius; “he was the originator of iambic verse, and the author of very bitter satires,Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 23 sq.; id. A. P. 79; cf. Quint. 10, 1, 60.—Hence, Archĭ-lŏchīus , a, um, adj., Archilochian: “metrum,Diom. p. 509 sq. P.; Serv. Centim. p. 1819 sq. P.; also an appel. for severe, bitter, acrimonius: “edicta,Cic. Att. 2, 21.
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