Myrtis, Testimonia

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Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis

1 Plut. Qu. Gr. 40 (ii 357 Nachstädt-Sieveking-Titchener)

. . . ὡς Μυρτὶς ἡ Ἀνθηδονία ποιήτρια μελῶν ἱστόρηκε.

2 Sud. K 2087 (iii 157 Adler)

Κορίννα . . . , μαθήτρια Μύρτιδος.

3 Sud. Π 1617 (iv 132 Adler)

Πίνδαρος . . . · μαθητὴς δὲ Μυρτίδος γυναικός, γεγονὼς κατὰ τὴν ξε΄ Ὀλυμπιάδα . . .

4 Αnth. Pal. 9. 26. 7s. = Antipater of Thessalonica xix 7s. Gow-Page

. . . ἰδὲ γλυκυαχέα Μύρτιν, πάσας ἀενάων ἐργατίδας σελίδων.

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Myrtis

Life and Work1

1 Plutarch, Greek Questions2

.15.. as Myrtis, the lyric poetess from Anthedon,3 has told.

2 Suda (on Corinna)

She was the pupil of Myrtis.

3 Suda (on Pindar)

He was the pupil of Myrtis, a woman, and was born in the 65th Olympiad (520/516 b.c.). . .

4 Palatine Anthology: Antipater of Thessalonica (on nine poetesses)

. . . and sweet-voiced Myrtis; all craftswomen of immortal pages.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.myrtis-testimonia.1992