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Headword: Ἀλέξανδρος Αἰτωλός
Adler number: alpha,1127
Translated headword: Alexandros Aitolos, Alexandrus Aetolus, Alexander the Aetolian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
From the city of Pleuron;[1] son of Satyrus and Stratocleia. Grammarian. He also wrote tragedies, and was consequently selected as one of the seven tragedians who were nicknamed the 'Pleiad'.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀλέξανδρος Αἰτωλός: ἐκ πόλεως Πλευρῶνος, υἱὸς Σατύρου καὶ Στρατοκλείας, γραμματικός. οὗτος καὶ τραγῳδίας ἔγραψεν, ὡς καὶ τῶν ἑπτὰ τραγικῶν ἕνα κριθῆναι, οἵπερ ἐπεκλήθησαν ἡ Πλειάς.
Notes:
RE Alexandros(84); NP Alexandros(21); OCD4 Alexander(8); TrGF 101.
[1] OCD(4) pp.1161-2; Barrington Atlas map 55 grid A4 (Palaia Pleuron and Nea Pleuron).
[2] For this group cf. lambda 827, sigma 817, sigma 863, tau 894, phi 358.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; tragedy; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@14:24:48.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Changed translated headword; raised vetting status) on 14 August 2000@14:41:41.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@06:13:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2006@08:53:59.
David Whitehead (updated ref) on 30 July 2014@08:26:24.
David Whitehead (another note) on 29 May 2015@11:28:09.

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