Love Poetry in the Ancient Mediterranean

Poets

Homer—Iliad, Odyssey, Homeric Hymns

850 bc - 750 bc

Iliad, Odyssey, Homeric Hymns

Minermus—Elegy, Nanno

800 bc - 750 bc

Archilochus—Iambic Blame Poetry

800 BC - 750 BC

Alkman—Choral Lyric, Maiden Songs

750 bc - 700 bc

Sappho—Lyric

725 bc - 675 bc

Ibycus—Monody, Choral

700 bc - 650 bc

Theognis—Elegy, erastes

650 bc - 600 bc

Anacreon—Monody

625 bc - 575 bc

Asclepiades—Epigrams

375 bc - 325 bc

Hermesianax—Hellenistic Elegy, biography of poets

375 bc - 325 bc

Callimachus—Epigram

325 bc - 275 bc

Theocritus—Idylls, Polyphemus and Galatea

275 bc - 225 bc

Meleager—Epigrams, Heliodora

175 bc - 125 bc

Propertius—Elegy, Cynthia

75 bc - 25 bc

Tibullus—Elegy, Sulpicia

25 bc - 25 ad

Catulls—Elegy, epigram, Lesbia

25 bc - 25 ad

Horace—Odes

25 bc - 25 ad

Ovid—Elegy

15 bc - 40 ad