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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 131,173 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ibycus is the 850th most popular writer (up from 918th in 2019), the 1,001st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,036th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Italian Writer.

Ibycus is most famous for his elegies.

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Among writers, Ibycus ranks 850 out of 5,755Before him are Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Magtymguly Pyragy, Valerius Maximus, and Cao Xueqin. After him are Rubén Darío, Eleanor Marx, Antoine Galland, Theodor Fontane, Dio Chrysostom, and Božena Němcová.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Ibycus ranks 27Before him are Hippias, Thespis, Theano, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Cleomenes I, and Mahapajapati Gotami. After him are Datis, Lars Porsena, Demaratus, Neriglissar, Horatius Cocles, and Artaphernes. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Ibycus ranks 13Before him are Astyages, Maya, Epimenides, Theano, Anacharsis, and Phalaris. After him are Cleisthenes of Sicyon, Sushruta, Mimnermus, Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, and Arsames.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ibycus ranks 1,001 out of 4,668Before him are Bartolomeo Colleoni (1400), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Valerius Maximus (-100), and Romuald (951). After him are Franco Columbu (1941), Liutprand of Cremona (922), Luigi Riva (1944), Mirella Freni (1935), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), and Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon (1249).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Ibycus ranks 72Before him are Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), Emilio Salgari (1862), Stesichorus (-630), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Valerius Maximus (-100). After him are Gerard of Cremona (1114), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), and Vittoria Colonna (1490).