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. (Diod. Exc. de Virt. et. Vit. 228; Plut. Amat p. 772e.; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. 4.1212.) On their deposition by Cypselus, with the help of the lower orders (Hdt. 5.92; Aristot. Pol. 5.10, 12, ed. Bekk.), they were for the most part driven into banishment, and are said to have taken refuge in different parts of Greece, and even Italy. (Plnt. Lysand. 100.1; Liv. 1.34; comp. Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, vol. i. p. 366, &c.) Some of them, however, appear to have still remained at Corinth, if we may consider as a Bacchiad the Heracleid Phalius, who led the colony to Epidamnus in B. C. 627. (Thuc. 1.24.) As men of the greatest distinction among the Bacchiadae, may be mentioned Philolaus, the legislator of Thebes, about B. C. 728 (Aristot. Pol. 2.12, ed. Bekk.), and Eumelus, the cyclic poet (Paus. 2.1, 3, 4.33; Athen. 1.22c.; Schol. ad Pind. Olymp. 13.30; Müll. Hist. of Greek Lit. c. 10.2.) Strabo tells us also (vii. p. 326), that the Lyncestian kings claimed descent from the Bacchiadae. [E.E