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Theognis
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(Θέογνις/Théognis).

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[1] Elegiac poet, 6th cent. BC

Elegiac poet, 6th cent. BC

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I. Life and textual history

T. was born in Megara [2] in Greece (Didymus in schol. Plat. leg. 630a), hardly Megara [3] in Sicily (Suda Θ 136 and probably Plat. l.c.,), ca. 544-1 BC (Suda l.c.; acc. to [17] 65-71 ca. 630-600). Plat. l.c. (citing El. 77-8) and Isoc. Or. 3,42-3 f…

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Rist, Josef (Würzburg), “Theognis”, 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 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1208860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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