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Asclepi'ades

9. A LYRIC poet, from whom a certain species of verse, resembling the choriambic, is said to have derived its name; but the ancients themselves were not agreed whether the Asclepiadic verse was invented by Asclepiades, or whether he used it only more frequently than others. He lived after the time of Alcaeus and Sappho. (Hephaest. Enchir. p. 34; Attilius Fortunatianus, p. 2700, ed. Putsch.)

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