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Pleias
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(Πλειάς/Pleiás). The 'Constellation of Seven' Greek tragic poets during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus (Ptolemaeus [I 3] II Philadelphus) (285-246 BC). The list of names varies (as with those of the Seven Sages and the Seven Wonders of the World); certain are: Alexander [21] Aetolus, Lycophron [5] of Chalcis, Homerus [2] of ByzantiumPhilicus of Corcyra and Sositheus of Alexandria; also mentioned are: Sosiphanes [2] of Syracuse, Aeantides, Dionysiades of Tarsus and Euphronius [3]. The list adds a Hellenistic coda to the canon [1] of the Classical triad of Aeschyl…

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Pleias”, 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 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e927870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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