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Corinna or Korinna (Ancient Greek: Κόριννα, romanized: Korinna) was an ancient Greek lyric poet from Tanagra in Boeotia. Although ancient sources portray her as a contemporary of Pindar (born c. 518 BC), not all modern scholars accept the accuracy of this tradition. When she lived has been the subject of much debate since the early twentieth century, proposed dates ranging from the beginning of the fifth century to the late third century BC. Corinna's works survive only in fragments: three substantial sections of poems are preserved on second-century AD papyri from Egypt; several shorter pieces survive in quotations by ancient grammarians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Corinna has received more than 178,621 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Corinna is the 1,040th most popular writer (down from 799th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from Greece (down from 188th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Greek Writer.

Corinna is most famous for her poem, "The Lament of Corinna."

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.96

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  • 2.20

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Among writers, Corinna ranks 1,040 out of 5,755Before her are Shoko Asahara, Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Jerome K. Jerome, Marcus Minucius Felix, John Malalas, and Will Durant. After her are Robert Merle, Al-Mutanabbi, Bulat Okudzhava, Sonia Rykiel, Ellen Key, and Bharata Muni.

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Among people born in 501 BC, Corinna ranks 3Before her are Parmenides and Exekias.  Among people deceased in 501 BC, Corinna ranks 2Before her is Exekias.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Corinna ranks 239 out of 936Before her are Jean Moréas (1856), Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (-135), Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Katerina Sakellaropoulou (1956), and Agis II (-490). After her are Caranus of Macedon (-900), Theodore Stratelates (281), Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914), Leochares (-400), Saturnin (300), and Julia Livilla (18).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Corinna ranks 30Before her are Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Bacchylides (-490), Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), and Jean Moréas (1856). After her are Rigas Feraios (1757), Ugo Foscolo (1778), Lycophron (-320), Naim Frashëri (1846), Cratinus (-500), and Laonikos Chalkokondyles (1423).