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Τελέσιλλα). A celebrated Argive lyric poetess and heroine, who flourished about B.C. 510. She led a band of her countrywomen in the war with the Spartans and took part in their victory, so that her statue was erected in the Temple of Aphrodité at Argos (Pausan. ii. 20, 7). Some fragments of her verse are printed in Bergk's Poet. Lyr. Graeci (1878). See Neue, De Telesillae Reliquiis (1843).

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