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Headword: Κόλουθος
Adler number: kappa,1951
Translated headword: Colluthus, Kolouthos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
From Lykopolis,[1] from Thebes,[2] epic poet, lived in the time of the emperor Anastasius. He wrote Kalydonian Histories in six books[3] and verse panegyrics and Persian Histories.[4]
Greek Original:
Κόλουθος, Λυκοπολίτης, Θηβαῖος, ἐποποιός, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ τῶν χρόνων βασιλέως Ἀναστασίου. ἔγραψε Καλυδωνιακὰ ἐν βιβλίοις ἓξ καὶ ἐγκώμια δι' ἐπῶν καὶ Περσικά.
Notes:
C5 AD. See generally OCD(4) p.347.
[1] In Egypt.
[2] This must refer to the Roman province of Thebais. See Pleiades entry under web address 1.
[3] Kalydon, famed in mythology for its Boar, was in Aitolia (NW Greece).
[4] (That is, an account of the Persian War of Anastasius, AD 506.) This list excludes the only surviving work, the Abduction of Helen.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; historiography; mythology; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 August 2001@05:50:20.
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