Diotimus Atheniensis fl.4./3. Jh. v. Chr
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- Diotimus Atheniensis fl.4./3. Jh. v. Chr
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Diotimos, von Athen
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TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 143
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 1, 1867, p. 1055-1056: "Under this name there are several epigrams in the Greek Anthology...which seem , however, to be the productions of different authors...."
Brill's New Pauly: "Diotimus of Athens, poet of epigrams, Epigrammatic poet of the ‘Garland’ of Meleager (Anth. Pal. 4,1,27), author of at least seven poems (in addition, 7,173 is disputed, and 9,391 as well as 16,158 are not certain, as they could also belong to D.  of Miletus). These are votive epigrams (6,267
358) and epigrammatic epitaphs (7,227
733), traditional in their choice of subject, but well executed. Not too much credence should be given to the lemma Διοτίμου Ἀθηναίου τοῦ Διοπείθους (‘by the Athenian Diotimus, son of Diopeithes’), found in poem 7,420 in rasura (presumably this refers to the famous triarchos, a contemporary of Demosthenes)
more likely is a confusion with D.  of Adramyttium, grammarian and poet, who lived in the first half of the 3rd cent. (cf. Aratus 11,437) and wrote epic poems on Hercules (SH 393f.)." Degani, Enzo (Bologna). Diotimus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2009. Brill Online. Tufts University Library.
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