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Callinus
(432 words)

(Καλλῖνος; Kallînos).

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[1] Elegiac poet

Elegiac poet from Ephesus, c. 650 BC. His only long fr. (21 verses, 1 W./G.-P., from Stobaeus) urges young men (néoi), presumably symposiasts, to defend their city. The enemy were perhaps the Cimmerians -- they are mentioned in a hexameter in 5(a) W./G.-P., which was adduced by Str. 14,1,40 (cf. 13,4,8) as evidence for a Cimmerian invasion that led to the capture of Sardes (thus c. 652 BC). This invasion had taken p…

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds), “Callinus”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e606760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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