Alexander of Aetolia, Testimonia

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Alexander of Aetolia

Testimonia

1 Suda a 1127

Ἀλέξανδρος Αἰτωλός· ἐκ πόλεως Πλευρῶνος, υἱὸς Σατύρου καὶ Στρατοκλείας, γραμματικός. οὗτος καὶ τραγῳδίας ἔγραψεν, ὡς καὶ τῶν ἑπτὰ τραγικῶν ἕνα κριθῆναι, οἵπερ ἐπεκλήθησαν ἡ Πλειάς.

2 Suda a 3745

γεγονὼς [sc. Ἄρατος] ἐν τῇ ρκδ΄ Ὀλυμπιάδι [284–280], ὅτε ἦν Ἀντίγονος βασιλεὺς Μακεδονίας, υἱὸς Δημητρίου τοῦ Πολιορκητοῦ, ὁ Γονατᾶς κληθείς· καὶ συνῴκει τε αὐτῷ καὶ παρ᾿ αὐτῷ ἐτελεύτησε, σύγχρονος Ἀνταγόρᾳ τῷ Ῥοδίῳ καὶ Ἀλεξάνδρῳ τῷ Αἰτωλῷ.

3 Vita Arati (Vita 1), p. 8.12 Martin

γέγονε δὲ Ἀντίγονος κατὰ τὴν ρκέ Ὀλυμπιάδα [280–276], καθ᾿ ὃν χρόνον ἤκμασεν ὁ Ἄρατος καὶ Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλός. μέμνηται δὲ τοῦ Κατόπτρου Εὐδόξου [fr. 6 Lasserre] καὶ Ἀντιγόνου <καὶ> Ἀλεξάνδρου τοῦ

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Testimonia

Testimonia

1 Suda

Alexander of Aetolia. From the city Pleuron, son of Satyrus and Stratocleia, grammarian. He also wrote tragedies, so that he was included among the seven tragedians who were known as the Pleias.

2 Suda s.v. Aratus

Lived1 in the 124th Olympiad, when the king of Macedon was Antigonus son of Demetrius Poliorcetes, known as Gonatas. He spent time at his court and died there, a contemporary of Antagoras of Rhodes and Alexander of Aetolia.

3 Life of Aratus 1

Antigonus became <king>2 in the 125th Olympiad, at the time when Aratus and Alexander of Aetolia were at the height of their powers. Aratus in his own letters mentions the Mirror of Eudoxus and Antigonus and Alexander

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.alexander_aetolia-testimonia.2010