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(Λόβων; Lóbōn) of Argos. Biographer of the 3rd cent. BC, author of a work Περὶ ποιητῶν (‘On Poets’). It is mentioned by Diog. Laert. 1,34-35 and 112 and in the Vita of Sophocles and was a polemical work in comparison with the Pínakes of Callimachus: [1] gathered 27 fragments but their number is probably greater. This work must have contained biographical details regarding ancient verse writers (of every kind: epic poets, lyricists, tragedians, philosophers, etc. right through to the legendary Seven Sages) as well as extra…

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Tosi, Renzo (Bologna), “Lobon”, 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 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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