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Diophilus, Diophila
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[German version]

Preserved on the POxy. 20, 2258C fr. 1 in addition to the fragments of the Plokamós Bereníkēs by Callimachus are nine hexameters of an astrological poem which have thematic and linguistic links to Aratus and Callimachus. An exact identification of the author's name (Diophilos/Diophila) is not possible. The verses were quoted on the papyrus as they also concern the ‘Lock of Berenice’.


R. Pfeiffer, Callimachus 1, 1949, 118-120

SH 179-181

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Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main), “Diophilus, Diophila”, 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 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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