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date: 01 December 2022

Xanthus(1)locked

, Greek poet

Xanthus(1)locked

, Greek poet
  • P. J. Parsons

Extract

Poet mentioned by *Stesichorus, who adapted many works from him, including the Oresteia; he presented *Heracles in his Homeric guise, and said that Laodice (cf. Il. 9. 145) was renamed Electra because of being unmarried (ἄλεκτρος). This information can be traced back no further than the Homeric scholar Megaclides (later 4th cent. bce?).

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  • Greek Literature

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