Telestes, Lyric Testimonia

LCL 144: 122-123

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Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis

1 Sud. T 265 (iv 518 Adler)

Τελέστης, κωμικός. τούτου δράματά ἐστιν Ἀργὼ καὶ Ἀσκληπιός, ὥς φησιν Ἀθήναιος ἐν τῷ ιδ᾿ τῶν Δειπνοσοφιστῶν.

2 Marm. Par. Ep. 65 (p. 18 Jacoby)

ἀφ᾿ οὗ Τελέστης Σελινούντιος ἐνίκησεν Ἀθήνησιν, ἔτη ΗΔΔΔΓΙΙΙΙ, ἄρχοντος Ἀθήνησιν Μίκωνος.

3 Plut. vit. Alex. 8. 3 (ii 2. 161 Ziegler) = Onesicritus, F.Gr.H. 134 F38

τῶν δ᾿ ἄλλων βιβλίων οὐκ εὐπορῶν ἐν τοῖς ἄνω τόποις Ἅρπαλον ἐκέλευσε πέμψαι, κἀκεῖνος ἔπεμψεν αὐτῷ τάς τε Φιλίστου βίβλους καὶ τῶν Εὐριπίδου καὶ Σοφοκλέους καὶ Αἰσχύλου τραγῳδιῶν συχνὰς καὶ Τελέστου καὶ Φιλοξένου διθυράμβους.




Life and Work1

1 Suda

Telestes, comic poet.2 His plays are the Argo and Asclepius, as Athenaeus says in Scholars at Dinner, book 14.3

2 Parian Marble

From the time when Telestes of Selinus was victorious in Athens 139 years1; Micon was archon at Athens.

3 Plutarch, Life of Alexander1

And when he was short of other books up-country2 he ordered Harpalus to send them; and Harpalus sent him the books of Philistus and many of the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles and Aeschylus and dithyrambs of Telestes and Philoxenus.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.telestes-lyric_testimonia.1993