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Ibycus (; Greek: Ἴβυκος; fl. 2nd half of 6th century BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet, a citizen of Rhegium in Magna Graecia, probably active at Samos during the reign of the tyrant Polycrates and numbered by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria in the canonical list of nine lyric poets. He was mainly remembered in antiquity for pederastic verses, but he also composed lyrical narratives on mythological themes in the manner of Stesichorus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibycus has received more than 108,932 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Ibycus is the 918th most popular writer (down from 907th in 2019), the 1,036th most popular biography from Italy (down from 995th in 2019) and the 74th most popular Italian Writer.

Ibycus is most famous for his elegies.

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Among writers, Ibycus ranks 918 out of 5,794Before him are Agathon, Joseph of Anchieta, Veronica Franco, Gregory of Narek, Eugène Scribe, and Prudentius. After him are Aimé Césaire, P. L. Travers, Pierre Louÿs, Irving Stone, Zeami Motokiyo, and Fyodor Tyutchev.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Ibycus ranks 32Before him are Datis, Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, Hiero I of Syracuse, Mahapajapati Gotami, Lars Porsena, and Demaratus. After him are Horatius Cocles, Neriglissar, Aristagoras, Gelon, Hipparchus, and Amestris. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Ibycus ranks 12Before him are Astyages, Maya, Epimenides, Phalaris, Theano, and Anacharsis. After him are Cleisthenes of Sicyon, Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, Mimnermus, Sushruta, and Arsames.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ibycus ranks 1,036 out of 4,088Before him are Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria (1777), Maria Pia of Savoy (1847), Francesco Cossiga (1928), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), Antipope Nicholas V (1260), and Emilio De Bono (1866). After him are Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Saint Susanna (280), Umberto Giordano (1867), Peter Damian (1007), Peter Chrysologus (380), and Sandro Mazzola (1942).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Ibycus ranks 74Before him are Venantius Fortunatus (530), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Giambattista Marino (1569), Stesichorus (-630), and Veronica Franco (1546). After him are Eugenio Montale (1896), Valerius Maximus (-100), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Gerard of Cremona (1114), and Natalia Ginzburg (1916).