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Hestiaea

*(Estiai=a), a learned Alexandrian lady. Her literary efforts were directed to the explanation of the Homeric poems. Strabo (xiii. p.894), on the authority of Demetrius of Scepsis, informs us that she wrote a treatise respecting the site of the Homeric city of Troy, and the position of the plain which formed the scene of the encounters described in the Iliad. She is mentioned by the scholiasts on Il. 3.64, and by Eustathius, and is dignified by them with the title Ἑστιαῖα γραμματική. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. i. p. 516.)

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