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8. There was at least one poet of this name, perhaps more. A Serapion of Athens, who, from. the context, was evidently an epic poet, is introduced by Plutarch as a speaker in his dialogue on the reason of the Pythia's no longer giving oracles in verse (p. 396). Another of the interlocutors compares Serapion's poems to those of Homer and Hesiod, for their force, and grace, and the style of their language. It is, therefore, scarcely to be doubted that this Serapion is the same poet from whose έ̀πη Clemens Alexandrinus quotes certain statements respecting the Sibylline oracles. (Strom. vol. i. p. 304.) Stobaeus, again, quotes two iambic verses from a certain Serapion. (Serm. 10.

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