Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis
1 Euseb. Chron. Ol. 82.2 (p. 112 Helm, ii 105 Schöne)
Crates comicus et Telesilla ac Bacchylides lyricus clari habentur. Praxilla quoque et Cleobulina sunt celebres.
cf. Sync. p. 297 Mosshammer
2 Athen. 15. 694a (iii 535 Kaibel)
καὶ Πράξιλλα δ᾿ ἡ Σικυωνία ἐθαυμάζετο ἐπὶ τῇ τῶν σκολίων ποιήσει.
3 Anth. Pal. 9. 26. 1ss. = Antipater of Thessalonica xix 1ss. Gow-Page
τάσδε θεογλώσσους Ἑλικὼν ἔθρεψε γυναῖκας ὕμνοις καὶ Μακεδὼν Πιερίας σκόπελος, 3Πρήξιλλαν, Μοιρώ . . . 8πάσας ἀενάων ἐργατίδας σελίδων. ἐννέα μὲν Μούσας μέγας Οὐρανὸς ἐννέα δ᾿ αὐτά 10Γαῖα τέκεν, θνατοῖς ἄφθιτον εὐφροσύναν.
Life and Work
1 Eusebius, Chronicle
Olympiad 82.2 (451/450 b.c.)1: the comic poet Crates and Telesilla and the lyric poet Bacchylides are regarded as famous. Praxilla also and Cleobulina are renowned.
2 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner
Praxilla of Sicyon also was admired for her composition of drinking-songs.1
3 Palatine Anthology: Antipater of Thessalonica
These divine-tongued women were nourished on songs by Helicon and the Macedonian rock of Pieria: Praxilla, Moero . . ., craftswomen all of immortal pages. Nine Muses were created by great Heaven, nine by Earth herself to be an undying joy for mortals.1