Semonides, Testimonia

LCL 259: 298-299

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Iambic Poetry

(καὶ ἴσως παρὰ τὸ σῆμα ἐστίν), ἐπὶ δὲ τοῦ λυρικοῦ διὰ τοῦ ι (καὶ ἴσως ἐπειδὴ παρὰ τὸ σιμὸς ἐστιν). Χοιροβοσκός.



spelled with an eta (perhaps derived from sema, ‘sign’), but with reference to the lyric poet it is spelled with an iota (perhaps because it is derived from simos, ‘snub-nosed’). So Choeroboscus.1

For the name of Semonides’ presumed enemy see Arch. fr. 223 with n. 2.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.semonides-testimonia.1999