Praxilla, Testimonia

LCL 461: 372-373

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Greek Lyric

4 Tat. Or. ad Gr. 33 (p. 61 Whittaker)

Πράξιλλαν μὲν γὰρ Λύσιππος ἐχαλκούργησεν μηδὲν εἰποῦσαν διὰ τῶν ποιημάτων χρήσιμον.



4 Tatian, Against the Greeks

Lysippus1 made a bronze statue of Praxilla, although she said nothing worth-while in her poetry.

  • 1Famous sculptor from Sicyon, fl. 328 b.c. Tatian says mockingly that statues were made of 13 other poetesses also; on his veracity see A. Kalkmann, Rh. Mus. 42 (1887) 489 ff.
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.praxilla-testimonia.1992