1Suda s.v. Εὐφορίων, ε 3801

Εὐφορίων, Πολυμνήστου, Χαλκιδεύς, ἀπὸ Εὐβοίας, μαθητὴς ἐν τοῖς φιλοσόφοις Λακύδου καὶ Πρυτάνιδος καὶ ἐν τοῖς ποιητικοῖς Ἀρχεβούλου τοῦ Θηραίου ποιητοῦ, οὗ καὶ ἐρώμενος λέγεται γενέσθαι, ἐγεννήθη δὲ ἐν τῇ ρκϛ΄ Ὀλυμπιάδι, ὅτε καὶ Πύρρος ἡττήθη ὑπὸ Ῥωμαίων· καὶ ἐγένετο τὴν ἰδέαν μελίχρους, πολύσαρκος, κακοσκελής. τῆς Ἀλεξάνδρου, τοῦ βασιλεύσαντος Εὐβοίας, υἱοῦ δὲ Κρατεροῦ, γυναικὸς Νικ<α>ίας [suppl. Bernhardy] στερξάσης αὐτόν, εὔπορος σφόδρα γεγονὼς ἦλθε πρὸς Ἀντίοχον τὸν μέγαν ἐν Συρίᾳ βασιλεύοντα καὶ προέστη ὑπ᾿ αὐτοῦ τῆς ἐκεῖσε δημοσίας βιβλιοθήκης· καὶ τελευτήσας ἐκεῖσε τέθαπται ἐν Ἀπαμείᾳ, ὡς δέ τινες ἐν Ἀντιοχείᾳ. βιβλία δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπικὰ ταῦτα· Ἡσίοδος· Μοψοπία ἢ Ἄτακτα [Ἀττικά Scheidweiler]: ἔχει γὰρ συμμιγεῖς ἱστορίας, Μοψοπία δέ, ὅτι ἡ Ἀττικὴ τὸ πρὶν Μοψοπία ἐκαλεῖτο ἀπὸ τῆς Ὠκεανοῦ θυγατρὸς Μοψοπίας, καὶ ὁ λόγος τοῦ ποιήματος ἀποτείνεται εἰς τὴν Ἀττικήν· Χιλιάδες· ἔχει δὲ




1 Suda s.v. Euphorion

Euphorion, son of Polymnestus, from Chalcis in Euboea, in philosophy a pupil of Lacydes and Prytanis1 and in poetry of Archebulus the poet of Thera, whose boy-friend he is said to have been. He was born in the 126th Olympiad, when Pyrrhus was defeated by the Romans.2 In appearance he was olive-skinned, very fleshy, and had bad legs. He was a favourite of Nic<a>ea, whose husband, Alexander son of Craterus, was ruler of Euboea,3 and as a result became exceedingly well off. He then went to Antiochus the Great,4 ruler of Syria, by whom he was put in charge of the public library there. That is where he died, and was buried in Apamea, or, according to others, in Antioch. His books of hexameter poems are as follows: Hesiod; Mopsopia, or Miscellanies, because it contains various stories, and Mopsopia because Attica was formerly called Mopsopia after the daughter of Ocean, and the subject-matter of the poem extends to Attica; the Chiliades, which are directed

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.euphorion_chalcis-testimonia.2010