Hipponax, Testimonia

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Hipponax

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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.

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Hipponax

Hipponax

Testimonia

Chronology

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

Some erroneously think that Hipponax lived at the same time as Terpander.1 But even Periclitus2 was clearly older than Hipponax.3

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hipponax-testimonia.1999