). A Greek elegiac poet of the Alexandrine
Period. He celebrated in erotic elegies (Ἔρωτες ἢ
) the loves of beautiful boys. A considerable fragment remaining describes
the love of Orpheus for Calaïs, the beautiful son of Boreas, and his death ensuing
therefrom at the hands of the Thracian women. The language is simple and spirited, and the
versification melodious. The fragments have been edited by Bach (Halle, 1829)
and also by Schneidewin in his Delectus Poesis Graecae
, p. 158 foll.