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Teleni'cus

*Tele/nikos), of Byzantium, is mentioned by Athenaeus as one of the miserable flute-players of the Athenian dithyramb. (Ath. xiv. p. 638b.) He appears to have been ridiculed by Cratinus, in his Seriphians, and the worthlessness of his nomes gave rise to the proverbial expressions, Τελενικίσαι and Τελενίκειος ἠχώ (Hesych. s. r. Τελενικίσαι; Elym. May. s. v. p. 751. 5; Phot. Lex. s. v. p. 574. 6; Suid. s. v. Τελενικῆσαι, which should be τελενικίσαι; Meineke, Frag. Com. Graec. vol. ii. p. 139.)

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