), an Attic hero, who is mentioned only by Demosthenes (De Coron.
p. 270), and is otherwise entirely unknown. Comp. Hesych. and Suid. s. v. Καλαμίτης
The commentators on Demosthenes have endeavoured in various ways to gain a definite notion of Calamites : some think that Calamites is a false reading for Cyamites, and others that the name is a mere epithet, and that ἰατπός
According to the latter view, Calamites would be a hero of the art of surgery, or a being well skilled in handling the κάλαμος
or reed which was used in dressing fractured arms and legs. Others again find in Calamites the patron of the art of writing and of writing masters. (Comp. Jahn, Jahrb. für Philol. u. Paed.