Pyrrhiades. Some think that this is meant of the Muses; so called from Pyrrha or Pyrrhaea, another name for Thessaly, it being usual for poets to distinguish them by the names of the places which they inhabited. But it may with more probability be referred to the young women of Pyrrha, a city of Lesbos; because she immediately after adds the Methymniades, from Methymna, a celebrated city of that island; and then in the next verse subjoins caetera turba Lesbiadum, 'the rest of the Lesbian ladies.'
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