Xenomedes
(94 words)

[German version]

(Ξενομήδης/Xenomḗdēs) of Ceos. Logographer of the 5th cent. BC (Dion. Hal. de Thucydide 5). Author of a history of his home island (title unknown!), from which Callimachus [3] (Aetia 3, fr. 75 Pfeiffer) took the famous story of Acontius and Cydippe [1]. Other themes treated by X. are mentioned by Callimachus (fr. 75,54-77, also [1]). X. may also have been used by Aristotle [6] for his Keíōn politeía (fr. 511 Rose, cf. also 611,26-29).

Logographos

Bibliography

1 G. Huxley, Xenomedes of Keos, in: GRBS 6, 1965, 235-245.

FGrH 442 with comm.

Cite this page
Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Xenomedes”, 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 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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