Hammad Ar-Rawiya, Persian Anthologist
(694/714-Unknown Date)

Imru' al-Qais, an important poet whose work
was anthologized by Hammad Ar-Rawiya

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Hammad Ar-Rawiya
  • Date: 694 or 714; died Unknown Date
  • Place: Kufa, Iraq
  • Languages: Persian (?), Arabic
  • Who he was: Persian anthologist of pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, he is credited with preserving the work of the "seven renowned ones" who wrote the poems in the Al-Mu'allaqat (Precious Gems, also called The Seven Odes)

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