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Asius
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[German version]

of Samos. Son of Amphiptolemus; author of genealogical epics from various legendary cycles in the style of the Hesiodic ‘Ehoiai’. In addition to several hexameter fragments, two distichs are extant (Ath. 3,125bd). A fragment (Ath. 12,525e) of roughly seven hexameters describes the luxury of the Samians and their tendency to τρυφή (tryphḗ).

Bibliography

EpGF 88-91

IEG 2, 46.

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Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main), “Asius”, 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 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e203500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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