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Clem. Strom. 1.131.8

Σιμωνίδης μὲν οὖν κατὰ Ἀρχίλοχον φέρεται, Καλλῖνος δὲ πρεσβύτερος οὐ μακρῶι . . . Εὔμηλος δὲ ὁ Κορίνθιος πρεσβύτερος ὢν ἐπιβεβληκέναι Ἀρχίαι τῶι Συρακούσας κτίσαντι.

Id. 6.26.7

τὰ δὲ Ἡσιόδου μετήλλαξαν εἰς πεζὸν λόγον καὶ ὡς ἴδια ἐξήνεγκαν Εὔμηλός τε καὶ Ἀκουσίλαος οἱ ἱστοριογράφοι.

Euseb. Chron.

Ol. 5.1: Eumelus poeta, qui Bugoniam et Europiam . . . agnoscitur.

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Eumelus

Testimonia

Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies

Simonides is said to have been contemporary with Archilochus, and Callinus a little older . . . and Eumelus of Corinth, who was older, to have overlapped with Archias the founder of Syracuse.

Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies

And Hesiod’s poetry was turned into prose and brought out as their own work by the historians Eumelus and Acusilaus.

Eusebius, Chronicle

Ol. 5.1 (760/759): the poet Eumelus, who composed the Bougonia and Europia, is recognized.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.eumelus-epic_testimonia_fragments.2003