), of Thasos, a rhapsodist and historian in the time of Cimon and Pericles, who is mentioned with praise by Plato and Xenophon.
Stesimbrotus wrote a work upon Homer, the title of which is not known.
He also wrote some historical works, for he is frequently quoted by Plutarch as an authority.
On the Mysteries
There is also a quotation in the Etymologicum Magnum (s. v. Ἰδαῖοι
) from a work of his on the mysteries, περὶ τελετῶν
p. 550c.; Xen. Mem. 4.2.10
3.5; Plut. Them. 2
, Cim. 4, 14, 16, Per. 8, 10, 13, 26, 36 ; Strab. x. p.472
; Ath. xiii. p. 598. e.; Tatian. ad v. Graec. 48 ;
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. i. pp. 524, 358, 512 ; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
pp. 43, 44, ed. Westermann.