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Philitas
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(Φιλίτας; Philítas).

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[1] P. of Cos Poet and philologist, Hellenistic Period

(Φιλίτας/Philítas, the correct form; also Philḗtas/Φιλήτας), ποιητὴς ἅμα καὶ κριτικός ( poiētḕs háma kaì kritikós/"both poet and philologist": Str. 14,2,19) of the early Hellenistic Period, regarded by learned poets of later generations as the founder of a school and an important reference point (cf. Callim. fr. 1,9-12 Pfeiffer and the schol. Florentina a.l.; Theoc. 7,37-41; Hermesia…

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Sbardella, Livio (L'Aquila) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Philitas”, 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 23 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e920790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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