iambe

French satiric verse form consisting of alternating lines of 8 and 12 syllables. The total number of lines is variable. Greek writers, especially ...
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Iambe

Iambe (Ἰάμβη) in Greek mythology was a Thracian woman, daughter of Pan and Echo, granddaughter of Hermes, and a servant of Metaneira, the wife of Hippothoon. Others call her a slave of Celeus, king of Eleusis. She is the Greek Goddess of Humor and Poetry whose bawdy jests roused the grieving Demeter from her profound depression during her se
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