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Personal name headingPigres
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Pigres, of Halicarnassus
Pigres, d'Halicarnàs
Pigres, de Halicarnaso
Pigrete, di Alicarnasso
Pigres, van Halicarnassus
Pigret, iz Halikarnasa
Pigres, Halicarnassensis
Pigres, von Halikarnassos
Pigrès, d'Halicarnasse
Pigres, Elegiacus
Pigres, Lyricus
Pigres, Karer
Pigres, Carius
Tigres, of Halicarnassus
Associated countryGreece
LocatedHalicarnassus (Extinct city)
Profession or occupationPoets
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inBrill's New Pauly : encyclopaedia of the ancient world. Antiquity, 2002-2010 (Pigres (Πίγρης = Pigrēs). Poet from Halicarnassus, son or brother of Artemisia, c. 480 BC (provided the person was not invented); Plutarch ascribes the Batrachomyomachia to P.; the Suda add the Margites and an Iliás, in which P. follows each hexameter in Homer with a pentameter)
The Oxford classical dictionary, 2012 (Pigres, Carian poet; supposedly brother of Artemisia but perhaps post-classical; said to have interpolated pentameter into Homer's Iliad, and to have written the Margites)
Harper's dictionary of classical literature and antiquities, 1962 (Pigres (Πίγρης = Pigrēs). A Greek poet of Halicarnassus, regarded by Baumeister and others as author of the Batrachomyomachia; a poem called Margites is also ascribed to him by Suidas and by Plutarch)
Wikipedia, September 2, 2014 (Pigres of Halicarnassus; Pigres (Greek: Πίγρης = Pigrēs), a native of Halicarnassus, either the brother or the son of the celebrated Artemisia, satrap of Caria. He is spoken of by the Suda as the author of the Margites and the Batrachomyomachia. The latter poem is also attributed to him by Plutarch, and was probably his work. One of his feats was a very singular one, namely, inserting a pentameter line after each hexameter in the Iliad. Bode (Gesch. der Hellen. Dichtkunst. i. p. 279) believes that the Margites, though not composed by Pigres, suffered some alterations at his hands, and in that altered shape passed down to posterity. Some suppose that the iambic lines, which alternated with the hexameters in the Margites, were inserted by Pigres. He was the first poet, apparently, who introduced the iambic trimeter.) Catalan page (Pigres d'Halicarnàs) Greek page (Πίγρης = Pigrēs) Spanish page (Pigres de Halicarnaso) Italian page (Pigrete; Pigrete di Alicarnasso) Dutch page (Pigres van Halicarnassus) Serbo-Croatian page (Pigret iz Halikarnasa [in roman]; Pigret [in roman]) Ukrainian page (Пігрет = Pihret)
The Perseus catalog, via WWW, September 2, 2014 (Pigres Halicarnassensis. Alt names: Πίγρης = Pigrēs; Pigres, of Halicarnassus; Pigres, von Halikarnassos; Pigrès, d'Halicarnasse; Pigres, Elegiacus; Pigres, Lyricus; Pigres, Karer; Pigrete, di Alicarnasso; Pigres, Carius. Field of activity: Lyric Poet)
The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project website, September 2, 2014 (under Batrachomyomachia: title of a burlesque poem commonly attributed to Homer. Suidas attributes this poem to Pigres or Tigres of Halicarnassus, brother of the illustrious Artemisia, and the name of this Carien can be read at the head of an ancient manuscript of the King's Library)
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