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Anyte

Anyte of Tegea(fl. early 3rd cent. bc), an Arcadian poetess, much admired in her time and thereafter. About eighteen of her Doric epigrams, mostly funerary, are in the Greek Anthology, and one is cited by Pollux 5. 48. Her lyrics are lost, but she translated some of Sappho's spirit into her sensitive elegiac quatrains. She wrote epitaphs for animals, and was one of the first to write pastoral descriptions of wild nature (e.g. Anth. Pal. 16. 228).

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D. Geoghegan, Anyte, The Epigrams. A Critical Edition with Commentary (1979).Find this resource:

    A. S. F. Gow and D. L. Page (eds.), The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams (1968), 1. 35 ff. (texts), 2. 89 ff. (comm.).Find this resource:

      H. Lloyd-Jones and P. Parsons (eds.), Supplementum Hellenisticum (1983), 33.Find this resource:

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