Origin of iambus
1580–90; < Latin < Greek íambos
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Bibaculus wrote poems against the monarchical party; these are referred to as iambi by Quintilian, x. 1, 96.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
From the name Iambi came the measure Ιαμβος, Iambus, in which oracles were of old delivered.