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Headword: Πῶλος
Adler number: pi,2170
Translated headword: Polus, Polos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Acragas.[1] Rhetor, or rather one of the older sophists. The teacher of Licymnius.[2] He wrote Genealogy of the Greeks and barbarians who fought at Troy and how each of them ended up (but some attribute this to Damastes[3]); Catalogue of Ships;[4] On Diction.
Greek Original:
Πῶλος, Ἀκραγαντῖνος, ῥήτωρ, μᾶλλον δὲ σοφιστὴς τῶν πάλαι, διδάσκαλος Λικυμνίου. ἔγραψε Γενεαλογίαν τῶν ἐπὶ Ἴλιον στρατευσάντων Ἑλλήνων καὶ βαρβάρων καὶ πῶς ἕκαστος ἀπήλλαξε: τινὲς δὲ αὐτὸ Δαμάστου ἐπιγράφουσι: Νεῶν κατάλογον, Περὶ λέξεως.
Notes:
C5/4 BC. See generally RE Polos(3); OCD4 Polus; Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.13; FGrH 7.
[1] Present-day Agrigento, in Sicily. See already under gamma 388.
[2] Of Chios, dithyrambic poet and rhetorician; but Plato, Phaedrus 267C, makes Polus the pupil.
[3] FGrH 5; cf. delta 41.
[4] sc. assembled for the Trojan War.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; military affairs; mythology; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 16 May 2002@22:09:26.
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