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*Nikai/etos), an epigrammatic poet, was, according to the conjecture of Jacobs ( Anthol. Graec. vol. xiii. p. 921), a native of Abdera, but had settled in Samos. Athenaeus (xiii. p. 590b.) speaks of him as either of Sanos or of Abdera, and Stephanus Byzantinus (s. v. Ἅβδηρα) mentions among the celebrated Abderites, Νικαίνετος ἐποποιός. Athenaeus (xv. p. 673f.) speaks of him in connexion with his celebrating a Samian usage, as being a poet of strong native tendencies. From Athenaeus (p. 673b.) we infer that he lived prior to the age of Phylarchus, who wrote B. C. 219. (Clinton, F. H. vol. iii. pp. 519, 563.) He wrote, among other things, a list of illustrious women, and epigrams. (Athen. ll. cc.) Six epigrams ascribed to him, the fourth very doubtfully, are inserted in the Anthologia of Jacobs (vol. i. p. 205, vol. xiii. p. 921; comp. Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. iv. p. 484).


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