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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 or αἰῶραι, 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.

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