23. Of COLOPHON, a Greek poet of unknown age, author of a song entitled ἀλῆτις
, " the wandering," because sung at the Athenian festival called ἀλῆτις
, instituted in commemoration of the wandering of Erigone, in search of her father Icarius. (Pollux 4.7.55.) [ICARIUS] Aristotle, in his account of the constitution of Colophon (ἐν τῇ Κολοφωνίων πολιτείᾳ
, apud Athen. 14.618
) mentions a tradition that Theodore was a self-indulgent, luxurious person, which he thinks is apparent also from his poetry; and states that he perished by violence.