1 Plin. NH 36.4.11
fuerat in Chio insula Melas scalptor, dein filius eius Micciades ac deinde nepos Archermus, cuius filii Bupalus et Athenis vel clarissimi in ea scientia fuere Hipponactis poetae aetate, quem certum est LX Olympiade fuisse.
2 Ps.-Plut. de musica 6.1133d
ἔνιοι δὲ πλανώμενοι νομίζουσι κατὰ τὸν <αὐτὸν> χρόνον Τερπάνδρῳ Ἱππώνακτα γεγονέναι. φαίνεται δ᾿ Ἱππώνακτος καὶ Περίκλειτος ὢν πρεσβύτερος.
1 Pliny, Natural History
There lived in the island of Chios a sculptor Melas who was succeeded by his son Micciades and his grandson Archermus;1 the latter’s sons, Bupalus and Athenis, had the very greatest fame in that art (i.e., sculpture) at the time of the poet Hipponax who was clearly alive in the 60th Olympiad (540–537).2
2 Pseudo-Plutarch, On Music
- 1See n. 1 on Arch. test. 9.
- 2A Lesbian cithara singer who won at the Carneia in Sparta c. 600 (Lasserre, Plutarque, De la musique p. 34).
- 3On Hipponax’s date see also Arch. test. 6 and Sem. test. 3.
- 1Archermus and his father Micciades had their names inscribed on the pedestal of a statue (now lost) in Delos, dated to c. 550–530. See Hansen, CEG I no. 425.
- 2The Parian Marble, although only partially preserved at the mention of Hipponax, dates the poet to 541–540 according to Jacoby, Das Marmor Parium p. 171.