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*Dwsia/das), of Rhodes, the author of two enigmatic poems in the Greek Anthology, the verses of which are so arranged that each poem presents the profile of an altar, whence each of them is entitled Δωσιάδα βωμός. (Brunck, Anal. 1.412; Jacobs, 1.202.) The language of these poems is justly censured by Lucian. (Lexiph. 25.) Dosiadas is also one of the authors to whom the " Egg of Simmias" is ascribed. [BESANTINUS.] The time at which he lived is unknown. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. 3.810-812; Jacobs, Anth. Graec. vii. pp. 211-224, xiii. pp. 888, 889.)


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