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(Γλύκων; Glýkōn).

[German version]

[1] Poet

Named by Heph. 10,2 Consbruch as the inventor of Glyconic verse ( Metre). His existence is disputed and the three verses ascribed to him (= 1029 PMG) are generally viewed as alexandrine in terms of metre: G. could hardly have lived before Sappho (late 7th cent. BC), who used this meter. Choeroboscus names G. (in his Comm. on St. In Heph. Consbruch) as a comedic poet, but probably mis…

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Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), Nutton, Vivian (London) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Glycon”, 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 29 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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