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Headword: Μελανιππίδης
Adler number: mu,455
Translated headword: Melanippides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Crito's [son]; born in the 65th Olympiad; a Melian.[1] He wrote very many books of dithyrambs, and epic poems and epigrams and elegies and many, many other things.
Greek Original:
Μελανιππίδης, Κρίτωνος, γεγονὼς κατὰ τὴν ξε# Ὀλυμπιάδα, Μήλιος. ἔγραψε δὲ διθυράμβων βιβλία πλεῖστα καὶ ποιήματα ἐπικὰ καὶ ἐπιγράμματα καὶ ἐλέγους καὶ ἄλλα πλεῖστα.
Notes:
The elder Melanippides (OCD(4) 926 'Melanippides 1') won a victory at the Athenian Dionysia in 494/3, according to the Marmor Parium (Ep. 47, p.15 Jacoby). He was born, according to the Suda, between 520 and 517, and cannot then be identical with mu 454, as some scholars once argued.
We cannot be certain whether he was also responsible for innovations in music or if certain fragments should be attributed to him.
[1] For Melos see mu 925, mu 927.
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; poetry
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 25 February 2002@10:53:25.
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