SELINOUS (Ancient city) SICILY
Aristoxenus (Aristoxenos), of Selinus in Sicily, a Greek poet, who is said to have been the first who wrote in anapaestic metres. Respecting the time at which he lived, it is expressly stated that he was older than Epicharnus, from about B. C. 540 to 445 (Schol. ad Aristoph. Plut. 487; Hephaestion, Enchirid.). Eusebius (Chron.) places him in Ol. 29 (B. C. 664), but this statement requires some explanation. If he was born in that year, he cannot have been a Selinuntian, as Selinus was not founded till about B. C. 628. But Aristoxenus may perhaps have been among the first settlers at Selinus, and thus have come to be regarded as a Selinuntian.
Gisco or Gisgo, (Giskon or Geskon). A son of the Hamilcar who was killed in the battle of Himera, B. C. 480. In consequence of the calamity suffered by the Carthaginians under his father's command, Gisco was compelled to quit his native city, and spend his life in exile at Selinus. He was father of tile Hannibal who commanded the second Carthaginian expedition to Sicily, B. C. 409. (Diod. xiii. 43; Just. xix. 2.)
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