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*Mele/agros), son of Eucrates, the celebrated writer and collector of epigrams, was a native of Gadara in Palestine, and lived about B. C. 60.


There are 131 of his epigrams in the Greek Anthology, written in a good Greek style, though somewhat affected, and distinguished by sophistic acumen and amatory fancy. (Brunck, Anal. vol. i. pp. 1-38; Jacobs, Anth. Graec. vol. i. pp. 1-40, vol. xiii. pp. 639, 698, 915, 916; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. iv. pp. 416-420.)


Besides the various editions of the Greek Anthology, there are separate editions of the epigrams of Meleager, for which see Fabricius.

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An account of his Στέφανος, or collection of epigrams, is given under PLANUDES.


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