She deflates the priapic masculinity of the Horatian iambist by her accusations of mollitia (softness) and inertia (torpor), words burdened with both literal and literary significance in Roman culture.
At the same time, like the Horatian iambist in Epodes 8 and 12, her speech mingles highly literary language rich in metaliterary references with coarse, euphemistic sexual metaphor.
Watson's (2003) Oxford commentary also stresses the continuity of the iambist's characterization with Archilochean and Hipponactean iambos and offers the most comprehensive readings and bibliographies of the individual Epodes.
Johnson (2012, 40-1) concentrates upon the iambist's strength.
29.1 = 664 B.C.) to which the lesser iambists are attached.(9) This technique is also evident in Eusebius' dating of Hipponax to OL.
23.1 = 688 B.C.), the three lesser iambists are all brought together at the later Eusebian date for Archilochus (OL.