36. EPIGRAMMATICUS POETA (ποιητὴς ἐπιγραμμάτων
), mentioned by Diogenes Laertius (2.104), but without any notice of time or country.
and other poems and epigrams
Suidas and Eudocia (s. v.
) mention a Theodore, a poet, author of various pieces, especially one addressed Εἰς Κλεοπάτραν
, Ad Cleopatram.
Pollux also (Onomasticon,
4.7,2) mentions a Theodore of Colophon, a poet; but whether these writers refer to the same individual is not certain. Two very short Epigrammata
are assigned to " Theodorus Proconsul," Θεοδώρου ἀνθυπάτου
(Anthol. Graec. Planudea,
pp. 140, 220, ed. Stephan., pp. 203, 320, ed. Weichel.; Analecta,
Brunck, vol. iii. p. 6, vol. iii. p. 227, ed. Jacobs), but we have no means of knowing whether he is one of those mentioned above.
Identified with Theodorus Illustris
Jacobs identifies him with a Theodorus Illustris, twice proconsul, to whose bust or statue Agathias wrote an Epigramma Εἰς εἰκόνα Θεοδώρου Ἰλλουστρίου καὶ δὶς ἀνθυπάτου
, Ad Imaginem Theodori Illustris et bis Proconsul. Antholog. Graec.
vol. xiii. p. 618, ed. Jacobs), and whom, therefore, Jacobs (vol. xiii. p. 960) assigns to the age of Justinian I.
These Theodori distinct from Cyrus Theodorus
These various Theodori are to be distinguished from Cyrus Theodorus, Κῦρος Θεόδωρος [No. 64]
, whose Epigrammata,
in which all the chapters of the Old and New Testaments are enumerated, were published at Basel, A. D. 1636. (Jacobs, l.c.