), a Greek epigrammatic poet, the author of about fifty epigrams in the Greek Anthology, was a native of Mytilene, among the eminent men of which city he is mentioned by Strabo, who speaks of him as a contemporary. (xiii. p. 617, sub fin.
) There are several allusions in his epigrams, which refer to the reign of Augustus, and on the authority of which Jacobs believes him to have flourished from B. C. 31 to A. D. 9. We may also collect from his epigrams that he lived at Rome (Ep.
24), and that he was richer in poems than in worldly goods. (Ep.
He mentions a younger brother of his, Eucleides. (Ep.
12.) From the contents of two of his epigrams Reiske inferred, that they must have been written by a more ancient poet of the same name, but this opinion is refuted by Jacobs. Crinagoras often shews a true poetical spirit.
He was included in the Anthology of Philip of Thessalonica. (Jacobs, Anth. Graec.
pp. 876-878; Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
iv. p. 470.)