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Headword: Μουσαῖος
Adler number: mu,1294
Translated headword: Mousaios, Musaeus
Vetting Status: high
An Eleusinian from Athens, son of Antiphemos, son of Euphemos, son of Ekphantos, son of Kerkyon -- he whom Theseus conquered[1] -- and his wife Helen;[2] epic poet, student of Orpheus,[3] but rather older; for he flourished during the time of the second Kekrops and wrote Advice to his son Eumolpos[4] in 4000 verses;[5] and a great deal else.
Greek Original:
Μουσαῖος, Ἐλευσίνιος ἐξ Ἀθηνῶν, υἱὸς Ἀντιφήμου, τοῦ Εὐφήμου, τοῦ Ἐκφάντου, τοῦ Κερκυῶνος, ὃν κατεπολέμησεν ὁ Θησεύς, καὶ Ἑλένης γυναικός: ἐποποιός, μαθητὴς Ὀρφέως, μᾶλλον δὲ πρεσβύτερος: ἤκμαζε γὰρ κατὰ τὸν δεύτερον Κέκροπα καὶ ἔγραψεν Ὑποθήκας Εὐμόλπῳ τῷ υἱῷ ἔπη #22δ#. καὶ ἄλλα πλεῖστα.
See generally OCD4, under Musaeus(1).
[1] See theta 364.
[2] An Aristophanic scholiast gives her name as Selene.
[3] Figures named Orpheus own several entries in the Suda, from omicron 654 to omicron 660.
[4] Other traditions make Eumolpus the father.
[5] Adler originally printed this number as '4', but corrected it.
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 21 May 2002@22:16:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@00:45:43.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@03:23:37.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@07:41:32.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2014@06:49:36.
David Whitehead (another note) on 2 April 2014@09:37:05.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@09:03:58.


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