), a lyric poetess, mentioned by Eustathius, who calls her ποιήτρια κρουμάτων
(Ad Iliad. β́
711.) Aristophanes alludes to her in a passage which the Scholiast and lexicographers explain as a proverbial expression implying that she was " silly and foolish." (Ecclesiaz.
943; Suidas, s. v.; Etymol. Mag.
and Hesychius, s. v. ἐπὶ Χαριξένης
She is said to have been also a flute-player, and an erotic poetess. (Etym. Mag.
and Hesych. l.c.
) Nothing is known of her time or country.
The reference to her as an erotic poetess has been understood as indicating that she belonged to the Aeolic lyric school; and the words of Hesychius (ἀρχαία οὖσα
) perhaps imply that she lived at a very early period.