Philētas 330-270 B.C
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- Philētas 330-270 B.C
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Filita, di Cos
Philetas, de Cos
Philitas, of Cos
Philitas, von Cos
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- Enkyk. Papyros Larous Britannika, c1996 (hdg.: Philētas, 330-270 B.C.
poet and grammarian who was part of the Greek poetical school that flourished in Alexandria in 323 B.C. Educated by Ptolemy II and by the poet Theokritos)
Filita grammatico, 2000: p. 1 (Filita di Cos
Spanoudakis, K. Philitas of Cos, 2001
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 303
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:
Brill's New Pauly: "Philitas, of Cos, Poet and Philolgist, Hellenistic Period, Born c. 340 BC on Cos (his father's name was Telephus),... P. was invited to the court at Alexandria between 305 and 300 BC by Ptolemy I Soter to take responsibility for the education of the future king Ptolemy II Philadelphus as his διδάσκαλος (didáskalos/'tutor'
cf. Suda s.v. Φιλήτας). After this, he presumably returned to Cos, where he served for at least a decade as the center of a group of intellectuals and poets....some thirty fragments and four definite titles are preserved of his poetic works. " Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna). "Philitas." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2009. Brill Online.
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