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Stesichorus
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(Στησίχορος; Stēsíchoros).

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[1] Lyric poet, 6th cent. BC

Greek lyric poet, one of the nine of the Alexandrian canon.

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A. Life

S. originated from Himera (Sicily) and was called 'the Himeraean' (Ἱμεραῖος/Himeraîos), or he may have come from Mataurus in south Italy; he died in Catania (Catane). The dates in the Suda (σ 1095) are suspect: his birth in the 37th (632-629 BC) and death in the 56th Olympiad (556-553 BC) seem b…

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Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), “Stesichorus”, 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 16 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1122600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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