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Abu Firas al-Hamadani


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Abu Firas al-Hamdani (932–968) (Arabic: أبو فراس الحمداني‎) was an Arab poet. He was a cousin of Sayf al-Dawla and a member of the noble family of the Hamdanids, who were rulers in northern Syria and Upper Mesopotamia during the 10th century. He served Sayf al-Dawla as provincial governor as well as court poet, and was active in is cousin's wars against the Byzantine Empire. He was twice captured ... more »

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