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Hippo of Ephesus

Hippo of Ephesus was a Greek writer, politician and poet. He was born in the 6th century BC (Ephesus) and died in the 6th century BC (Clazomenai).

Hippo of Ephesus is considered the founder of the Choliambic metro.

Although born in Ephesus, he was exiled from it to Clazomenai. All his life he was very poor and unpopular for his satires. He was compared to a wasp because his criticism was very harsh, and on many people. The poems of Hippónax are written in a sharp, vernacular and coarse language.

His famous quote is "Only twice in life is a woman a pleasure: once when you marry her, and the second time when you bury her".