3 Ath. 13.602b-c
ἔχρησεν δὲ καὶ περὶ τῶν ἀμφὶ τὸν Χαρίτωνα, προτάξας τοῦ ἑξαμέτρου τὸ πεντάμετρον, καθάπερ ὕστερον καὶ Διονύσιος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος ἐποίησε ὁ ἐπικληθεὶς Χαλκοῦς ἐν τοῖς ἐλεγείοις.
4 Anon. in Arist. Rhet. 3.2.1405a32 (Comm. in Arist. Graeca xxi(2).169.25)
Χαλκοῦν Διονύσιον λέγει τὴν Διονυσίου στήλην· οὗτος οὖν τοῖς ἐλεγείοις τοῖς ἀναγεγραμμένοις ἐν τῇ στήλῃ αὐτοῦ τὴν ποίησιν προσαγορεύει καὶ καλεῖ “κραυγὴν Καλλιόπης.”
3 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner
Apollo also gave an oracle concerning Chariton and those about him, placing the pentameter before the hexameter, just as was later done by the Athenian Dionysius, called Chalcus, in his elegies.1
4 Anonymous on Aristotle, Rhetoric
By Dionysius the Bronze he means the gravestone of Dionysius. In the elegiac verses inscribed on his gravestone Dionysius calls his poetry “the scream of Calliope.”1
- 1Fr. 1 may be an example of this.
- 1See fr. 7. The commentator’s explanation of Chalcus is improbable, although it is perhaps possible that the words were inscribed on his gravestone. Stephanus on the same passage of Aristotle (xxi(2).314.1) erroneously speaks of the gravestone of the tyrant Dionysius. Calliope is one of the nine Muses.