Philitas of Cos, Testimonia

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(b)Σ KU ibid. f, p. 89.21 Wendel

Φιλητᾶς Κῷος τὸ γένος, ὡς δέ τινες Ῥόδιος, υἱὸς Τηλέφου. ἐγένετο δὲ καὶ αὐτὸς ποιητής.

καὶ αὐτὸς πιοητὴς K: ποιητὴς ἄριστος U

(c)Σ GPT ibid. g, p. 90.1 Wendel

οὐδὲ Φιλητᾶν ] ὁ Φιλητᾶς Κῷος ἦν ἢ ὡς ἔνιοι Ῥόδιος ποιητής, υἱὸς Τηλέφου.

Φιλητής codd., corr. Wendel

3Strab. 14.2.19

οὗτός τε [sc. Hippocrates] δή ἐστι τῶν ἐνδόξων Κῷος ἀνὴρ καὶ Σῖμος ὁ ἰατρός, Φιλίτας τε ποιητὴς ἅμα καὶ κριτικός, καὶ καθ᾿ ἡμᾶς Νικίας ὁ καὶ τυραννήσας Κῴων . . .

4 Hermesianax, Leontion 3.75–78, ap. Athen. Deipn. 13.598 e–f

75οἶσθα δὲ καὶ τὸν ἀοιδόν, ὃν Εὐρυπύλου πολιῆται Κῷοι χάλκειον στῆσαν ὑπὸ πλατάνῳ Βιττίδα μολπάζοντα θοήν, περὶ πάντα Φιλίταν ῥήματα καὶ πᾶσαν τρυόμενον λαλιήν.

75 τὸν A, corr. Casaubon 76 θῆκαν A, corr. Hecker, Meineke 77 Βαττίδα Scaliger 78 ῥυόμενον A, corr. Hermann
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Testimonia

(b) Scholia KU ibid.

Philitas, a Coan by nationality, but according to others a Rhodian, son of Telephus. He too was a poet.

(c) Scholia GPT ibid.

“Nor Philitas” ] Philitas was a Coan, or, according to some, a Rhodian poet, son of Telephus.

3 Strabo

He (Hippocrates) is among the famous men of Cos; so too Simus the physician, Philitas the poet and critic, and in our times Nicias who also reigned as tyrant over the Coans . . .

4 Hermesianax, Leontion

And you know that even the bard set up in bronze[75] By Eurypylus’ folk in Cos, beneath a plane, Sings of the flighty Bittis: Philitas, well-worn In every utterance and all the forms of speech.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.philitas_cos-testimonia.2010