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(fl. 3rd century BC) Corinna was a lyric poet from Tanagra in Boeotia.Her excellence as a lyric poet is well attested: she is said to have defeated Pindar five times in poetic competition. It is recorded that she wrote five books of lyric poetry, which were called ‘Tales’, as well as epigrams (two hexameters survive) and lyric nomes (narrative poems). Perhaps as many as 42 fragments of her work survive, though no complete poem is extant, and some fragments are only single words.