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Poets

Agathyllus

(Agathullos), of Arcadia, a Greek elegiac poet, who is quoted by Dionysius in reference to the history of Aeneas and the foundation of Rome. Some of his verses are preserved by Dionysius. (i. 49, 72.)


Musicians

Echembrotus

Echembrotus, (Echembrotos), an Arcadian flute-player (auloidos), who gained a prize in the Pythian games about Ol. 48. 3 (B. C. 586), and dedicated a tripod to the Theban Heracles, with an inscription which is preserved in Pausanias (x. 7.3), and from which we learn that he won the prize by his melic poems and elegies, which were sung to the accompaniment of the flute.


Men in the armed forces

Hippias

Hippias, captain of a company of Arcadian mercenaries in the service of Pissuthnes, is named by Thucydides in the story of the fifth year of the Peloponnesian War, B. C. 427. A faction of the Colophonians of Notium dependent on Persian aid introduced him into a fortified quarter of the town; and here, after the surrender of Mytilene, he was found and besieged by Paches, whose succour was demanded by the exiles of the other party. Paches, under a promise of a safe return into the fortification if no terms should be agreed on, drew Hippias out to a conference; retained him, while, by a sudden attack, the place was carried; and satisfied the letter of his promise by bringing him back into the fortress, and there shooting him to death. (Thuc. iii. 34.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Nov 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Ancient comedy playwrites

Lysippus

Lysippus (Lusippos). An Arcadian, a comic poet of the old Comedy. His date is fixed by the marble Didascalia, edited by Odericus, at 01. lxxxvi. 2, B. C. 434, when he gained the first prize with his Katachienai; and this agrees with Athenaeus, who mentions him in conjunction with Callias (viii.). Besides the katachenai, we have the titles of his Bakchai (Suid., Eudoc.), which is often quoted, and his Thursokomos (Suid.). Vossius de Poet. Graec. p. 227) has followed the error of Eudocia, in making Lysippus a tragic poet. Besides his comedies he wrote some beautiful verses in praise of the Athenians, which are quoted by Dicaearchus.


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