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1. Of Athens, an epic poet, to whom a mythical origin was assigned. According to some he was a son of Actaeus and Boeo, according to others of Iocles and Metaneira, and according to a third statement of Hermes. The time at which he lived is uncertain, but he appears to have been usually placed after Phemonoe [PHEMONOE], though some writers assigned him even an earlier date. he is represented by Christodorus (Anth. Graec. i. p. 27, ed. Tauchnitz) as an old bard crowned with laurel

δάφνή μὲν πλοκαμῖδ Παλαίφατος ἔπρετε μάντις
δτεψάμενος, δόκεεν δὲ χέειν μαντώδεα φωνήν.

Suidas has preserved the titles of the following poems of Palaephatus: Ἔγραψε δὲ (1) κοσμοποιΐ εἰς ἔπη έ, (2) ᾿Απόλλωνος καὶ ᾿Ατέμιδος γονὰς ἔπη γ́, (3) Ἀπόλλωνος καὶ Ἔρωτος φωνὰς καὶ λόγους ἔπη έ, (4) Ἀθηνᾶς ἔριν καὶ Ποσειδῶνος ἔπη ά, (5) Αητοῦς πλόκαμον.

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