Leonidas of Tarentum fl. ca. 294-ca. 281 B.C

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Leonidas of Tarentum fl. ca. 294-ca. 281 B.C
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Leonides, of Tarentum
Λεωνίδας, Ταρεντῖνος
Léonidas, de Tarente
Leonidas, von Τarent
Leonida, Tarentino
Leonida, di Tarento
Leonidas, Τarentinus
Leonidas, Τarantinus
Leonidas, Epigrammaticus
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Asclepiades of Samos and Leonidas of ... 1999: t.p. (Leonidas of Tarentum)
OCD, 1970 (Leonidas of Tarentum, 1st half of 3rd century)
Smith, W. A classical dict of Greek and Roman biog. ... 1925 (Leonidas of Tarentum)
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1970 (Leonidas of Tarentum, 3rd century, b. after 315 B.C.)
BLC, 1979 (Leonidas of Tarentum)
LC data base, 02-23-99 (MLC hdg.: Leonidas, of Tarentum, fl. ca. 294-ca. 281 B.C.)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition, pg. 243
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 2, 1867, p. 752: "Leonidas, of Tarentum, the author of upwards of a hundred epigrams in the Doric dialect. His epigrams formed a part of the Garland of Meleager....The epigrams are chiefly inscriptions for dedicatory offerings and works of art...."
Brill's New Pauly: "L. of Tarentum Epigrammatic poet, late 4th to mid 3rd cent. BC, Main productive period between the end of the 4th cent. and mid 3rd cent. BC [1]. Important epigrammatic poet of the ‘Garland’ of Meleager (cf. Anth. Pal. 4,1,15), most important representative of the Peloponnesian School...... More than 100 poems are preserved, at least 92 securely attributed .... The works of L., largely funerary and votive epigrams (only one solitary erotic epigram: 5,188, but cf. 9,563), demonstrate great variety and originality of theme, which contributes to explaining his great influence on later epigrammatic poetry and his reputation in the Latin world (numerous recapitulations esp. in Propertius, Ovid and Cicero
one of his epigrams is even reproduced on a wall at Pompei...." Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna). "Leonidas." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2009. Brill Online
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