ἐκλήθη δὲ Στησίχορος ὅτι πρῶτος κιθαρῳδίᾳ χορὸν ἔστησεν· ἐπεί τοι πρότερον Τισίας ἐκαλεῖτο.
2 Cic.De Rep.2. 20 (p. 54 Ziegler)
quo [enim] ille (sc. Stesichorus) mor[tuus, e]odem [est an]no na[tus Si]moni[des ol]ympia[de se]xta et quin[quag]esima.suppl. Niebuhr, Rohde
3 Euseb.Chron.(pp. 98, 102 Helm, ii 90s. Schoene)
(i) Ol. 42.2: Stesichorus poeta clarus habetur.
(ii)Ol. 55.1: Stesichorus moritur.
4 Sud. Σ 107 (iv 322s. Adler)
Σαπφώ· . . .λυρική, γεγονυῖα κατὰ τὴν μβ΄ Ὀλυμπιάδα, ὅτε καὶ Ἀλκαῖος ἦν καὶ Στησίχορος καὶ Πιττακός.
because he was the first to establish (stēsai) a chorus of singers to the cithara; his name was originally Tisias.Chronology1
2 Cicero, On the Republic2
For Stesichorus died in the year in which Simonides was born, in the 56th Olympiad (556/2 b.c.).3
3 Eusebius, Chronicle
(i) Olympiad 42.2 (611/0 b.c.)1: the poet Stesichorus is regarded as famous.
(ii) Olympiad 55.1 (560/59 b.c.)2: death of Stesichorus.
4 Suda, Sappho (1st notice)1
Sappho: . . . a lyric poetess; flourished in the 42nd Olympiad (612/08 b.c.), when Alcaeus, Stesichorus and Pittacus were also alive.
- 1See also test. 1, fr. 271.
- 2The passage follows test. 12.
- 3Cicero’s date goes back via Nepos to Apollodorus (see F.Gr.H. 244 F 337). See also Simon, test. 1.
- 1The Armenian version gives 608/7. For the Eusebian dates see A. A. Mosshammer, The Chronicle of Eusebius 218–21. Cyril also places the floruit of Stesichorus in the 42nd Olympiad along with that of Alcman and Pittacus.
- 2The Armenian version gives 558/7.
- 1See Sa. test. 2 with n. 3 and vol. i p. xiii f.