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Headword: *bakxuli/dhs
Adler number: beta,59
Translated headword: Bakkhulides, Bacchylides
Vetting Status: high
Keian, [i.e.] from Keos the island, but of the city Ioulis (for it has 4 cities, Ioulis, Karthaia, Koressia,[1] Poiessa), son of Medon,[2] [who was] the son of Bacchylides the athlete; a relative of Simonides the lyric poet,[3] himself a lyric poet also.
Greek Original:
*bakxuli/dhs, *kei=os, a)po\ *ke/w th=s nh/sou, po/lews de\ *)iouli/dos [e)/xei ga\r po/leis d#, *)iouli/da, *karqai/an, *koressi/an, *poih/essan], *me/dwnos ui(o\s, tou= *bakxuli/dou tou= a)qlhtou= paido/s: suggenh\s *simwni/dou tou= lurikou=, kai\ au)to\s luriko/s.
c.520-450 BCE. See generally Herwig Maehler in OCD(4) s.v. (p.220).
Bacchylides, a contemporary and rival of Pindar, is reported to have written lyric hymns as well as odes addressed to human beings, collected by the Alexandrians in a total of nine books. His works were lost until 1896 when parts of two papyrus rolls of his epinicians and dithyrambs were discovered.
[1] This form of the toponym, with epsilon (rather than eta) as the second vowel, occurs only here.
[2] For other versions of this name see under mu 834 and mu 835.
[3] His nephew, in fact. For Simonides see sigma 439, sigma 440, sigma 441.
Keywords: athletics; biography; geography; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 November 2000@23:01:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 21 March 2001@07:20:26.
Catharine Roth (activated cross-references) on 9 August 2006@21:45:46.
David Whitehead (more x-refs and another keyword) on 10 August 2006@04:09:01.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 May 2012@07:07:36.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 18 May 2012@10:25:59.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@05:21:26.
David Whitehead (added a note, at the prompting of Dr Nick Nicholas) on 19 December 2015@09:43:47.


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