He saw, as the dying poet Ibycus, the cranes go honking overhead.
Ibycus was a poet-errant, carrying his songs from state to state.
Ibycus was a native of Rhegium, a colony of mixed Ionians and Dorians.
And Archilochus also mentions the cherambe: and Ibycus mentions the periwinkle.
Ibycus resembles Sappho in the intensity of his passion and in his conception of Eros as a concrete existence.
Ibycus the poet closed his eyes, pressed his lips to Mother Earth, and died.
This story belongs, perhaps, to the same class as the cranes of Ibycus and the dolphin of Arion.
The festival proceeded, the fate of Ibycus being still on every tongue.
So the travelers took the body of Ibycus and bore it with them to Corinth.
Excellence of workmanship is particularly noticeable in what remains of Ibycus, Simonides, Bacchylides.