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Headword: Λεσχίδης
Adler number: lambda,311
Translated headword: Leschides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An epic poet. He joined King Eumenes on campaign. He was the most famous of the poets [?who did so?]. Companions of this man were Pythias the historian[1] and Menander, a doctor.
Greek Original:
Λεσχίδης, ἐπῶν ποιητής: ὃς συνεστράτευσεν Εὐμένει τῷ βασιλεῖ: ὃς ἦν ἐπιφανέστατος τῶν ποιητῶν. συνῆν δὲ τούτῳ καὶ Πυθίας ὁ συγγραφεὺς καὶ Μένανδρος ἰατρός.
Notes:
It is orthodox to assume from this entry that Leschides was an historian -- a chronicler of the campaigns of Eumenes II, king of Pergamum 197-158 BCE -- as well as a poet. So (e.g.) FGrH 172. For Leschides elsewhere in the Suda cf. kappa 2395.
[1] Perhaps an error for "the painter". On Pytheas of Boura, in Achaia, see e.g. Pliny, Natural History 33.156; Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Boura.
Reference:
H.Lloyd-Jones and P.Parsons, Supplementum Hellenisticum (Berlin 1983) 250, fr.503.
Keywords: art history; biography; chronology; epic; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 July 2001@11:47:43.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; set status) on 1 November 2003@21:46:11.
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