, “a group of seven stars”). The
name given by the Alexandrian critics to a group of seven tragic poets, who wrote at
Alexandria under Ptolemy Philadelphus in the first half of the third century B.C. Their names
were: Alexander Aetolus, Philiscus, Sositheus, Homerus, Aeantides, Sosiphanes, and Lycophron.
See Canon Alexandrinus