Iambus (genre)  

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Iambus (sometimes confusingly referred to as "iambic poetry") was a genre of ancient Greek poetry that included but was not restricted to the iambic meter and whose origins modern scholars have traced to the cults of Demeter and Dionysus. The genre featured insulting and obscene language and sometimes it is referred to as "blame poetry".



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