2. Of Naxos or Eretria, a poet of unknown time, to whom some ascribed the invention of the elegiac metre; but there can be little doubt that the tradition is as untrustworthy, as the etymology, in connection with which it is mentioned, is absurd. (Suid. and Etym. Mag. s. v. ἐλεγείνειν
). His verses appear to have been of a licentious character, and it is most probable that he is the same person as the Theocles from whose Ithyphallics
Athenaeus (xi. p. 497c.) quotes three fines.