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Leschides
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(Λεσχίδης; Leschídēs). Hellenistic epic poet who participated in the campaigns of king Eumenes [3] II Soter (197-159 BC) and may have praised his Galatian war. L. was a ‘very well-known’ poet and a contemporary of the painter Pythias and the physician Menander (Suda III, 254, 4-5 = SH 503).

Bibliography

K. Ziegler, Das hell. Epos, 21966, 17-18.

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Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Leschides”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e702140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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