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(Κυδίας; Kydías).

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[1] Erotic poet

Erotic poet, quotes from Pl. Chrm. 155d, mentioned by Plut. Mor. 931e. He was obviously popular in Athens as he is depicted as a komast on a red-figured dish (Munich 2614) and on a psykter (London, BM E767) from c. 500 BC [1. 12-13]. He may perhaps be identical with Cydidas of Hermione referred to by Schol. Aristoph. Nub. 967 [2. 215]. Possibly (rather improbable) he …

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Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Cydias”, 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 28 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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