Eumelus The Elean Hymn

While the true Epic of the Cycles, as opposed to the quasi-Epic of the Hesiodic school, continues to flourish in Ionia, there arises in Dorian Corinth an interesting figure, who on the strength of his Processional to Delos, written before the Spartan conquest of Messenia, appears in the text-books as the first Lyric poet. But it should be remembered that Eumelus was also reputed an Epic poet of the Trojan Cycle and a writer of history in Epic verse. The last sounds like a...

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Oldwives Tales Book II

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On Cleomenes Lamynthius Gnesippus

Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner Since you have evaded the question put to you whether the Calydonian Boar is anywhere stated to have been white, I will tell you where, and you must investigate the proof. I happen to have read not long ago the Dithyrambs of Cleomenes of Rhegium, in one of which, entitled Meleager, the fact is stated. The Same on writers of low songs The author of the play called The Beggars, attributed to Chionides, speaks of a certain sportive writer of merry music called Gnesippus...

The Cycles Hesiod

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