Flourished circa 660 B.C.E., Paros, ancient Greece
Neobule was engaged to the poet Archilochus (ca. 675–635 B.C.E.) until her father reneged on his promise and married her to someone else. Legend states that Archilochus’ poems about Neobule and her family were so harsh that she, her father, and her sisters all hanged themselves. These poems are generally agreed to be the origins of satire as a literary form.