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ἐλεγεῖον , τό,
A.distich consisting of hexameter and pentameter, Critias 4.3D., Th.1.132, Arist.Po.1447b12.
II. in pl., ἐλεγεῖα, τά, elegiac poem or inscription, merely in reference to the metre, not to the subject, Pl.R.368a, Arist.Rh.1375b32, Lycurg.142, D.59.98; even in two hexameters, Pherecr.153.7; sg., Ps.-Hdt.Vit.Hom.36.
III. a single line in an elegiac inscription, prop. the pentameter, Id.2.1141a, Heph.15.14.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1447b.12
    • Demosthenes, Against Neaera, 98
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.14
    • Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 142
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.7.5
    • Plato, Republic, 368a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.132
    • Plutarch, Themistocles, 8
    • Lucian, Timon, 46
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 1.49
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