), called also CLEOBULE'NE and CLEOBU'LE (Κλεοβουλήνη
), was daughter to Cleobulus of Lindus, and is said by Plutarch to have been a Corinthian by birth. From the same author we learn that her father called her Eumetis, while others gave her the name which marks her relation to Cleobulus.
She is spoken of as highly distinguished for her moral as well as her intellectual qualities. Her skill in riddles, of which she composed a number in hexameter verse, is particularly recorded, and we find ascribed to her a well-known one on the subject of the year [CLEOBULUS], as well as that on the cupping-glass, which is quoted with praise by Aristotle.
A play of Cratinus, called Κλεοβουλῖναι
, and apparently having reference to her, is mentioned by Athenaeus. (Plut. de Pyth. Orac.
3; D. L. 1.89
; Menag. ad loc. ;
Clem. Alex. Strom.
4.19 ; Suid. s. v. Κλεοβουλίνη
; Arist. Rhet.
3.2.12 ; Athen. 4.171
b., x. p. 448c.; Casaub. ad loc. ;
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
ii. pp. 117, 121, 654; Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.
p. 277.) Cleobuline was also the name of the mother of Thales. (D. L. 1.22