Abū ʿAlī/Abū l-Ḥasan ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd al-Kātib al-Qurṭubī
Date of Birth: Late 9th or early 10th century
Place of Birth: Cordova
Date of Death: 980-81
Place of Death: Cordova
ʿArīb ibn Saʿīd was a physician, chronicler and poet, who held the position of secretary (kātib) and other functions to the caliphs ʿAbd al-Raḥmān III and al-Ḥakam II, and for the chancellor al-Manṣūr ibn Abī ʿĀmir (Almanzor). Very little is known about his life.