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Choerilus
(1,204 words)

(Χοιρίλος; Choirílos).

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[1] from Samos Poet, 5th cent. BC

Poet of the 5th cent. BC. Earliest known author of historically based epic poetry; died at the court of the Macedonian king Archelaus (413-399 BC) (Suda: SH 315 = PEG I, T 1). As late as 404 he is attested as participating in an agon of encomiastic poetry in honour of Lysander on Samos (Plut.: PEG I, T 3). These two dates derive from two separate and p…

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Fantuzzi, Marco (Florence) and Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg), “Choerilus”, 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 04 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e233050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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