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(Παρμένων; Parménōn) from Byzantium, Hellenistic poet. Four fragments of his choliambic verses are still extant (1,2,4 CollAlex 237; SH 604 A). The humorous description of a drunkard (fr. 1 P.) and the incipit of a hymn to the Nile are particularly expressive; the latter has a catalogue of the inhabitants of various northern Egyptian towns (SH 604 A). It has been assumed that his poetry was influenced by the Cynics [1].


1 G.A. Gerhard, Phoinix von Kolophon, 1909, 211-213.

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Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina), “Parmenon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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