), of Lacedaemon, one of the most fertile of the Cyclic poets, is placed by Eusebius (Chron.
O1. 3. 4) in B. C. 765.
He was the author of: 1. Telegonia
), which gave the history of Odysseus from the point where the Odyssey
breaks off to his death. (Euseb. l.c.
) 2. Genealogies,
which are frequently referred to by Pausanias (2.3.7
; comp. Schol. ad Hom. Il.
3.175), and which must consequently have been extant in A. D. 175. 3. Heracleia
), containing an account of the adventures of Heracles. (Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod.
1.1357.) 4. Oedipodia
), the adventures of Oedipus, is ascribed to Cinaethon in an ancient inscription (Heeren, in Bibl. d. alien Literat. und Kunst,
vol. iv. p. 57), but other authorities speak of the author as uncertain. (Paus. 9.5.5
; Schol. ad Eurip. Phoen.
1760.) 5. The Little Iliad
) was also attributed by some to Cinaethon. (Schol. Vat. ad Eur. Troad.
822; comp. Welcker, Epischer Cyclus,