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(Τελέστης; Teléstēs).

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[1] Last king of Corinth

According to a list of kings in Diod. 7,9,2-5, T. was the last king of Corinth. The name's apt meaning (télos = 'end') casts doubt on his historicity. His murder was, according to tradition, closely followed by the Bacchiadae (Paus. 2,4,4).


J. B. Salmon, Wealthy Corinth, 1984, 47; 55.

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[2] From Selinus, dithyramb poet, c. 400 BC

Dithyrambic poet from Selinus [4]. The Marmor …

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Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) and Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), “Telestes”, 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 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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