Adrianus (poet)

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Adrianus (Gr. Αδριανός) was a Greek poet who wrote an epic poem on the history of Alexander the Great, which was called the Alexandriad (Αλεξανδριάς). We chiefly know of this poem from a mention of the seventh book in the Suda,[1] but we possess only a fragment consisting of one line.[2] The Suda mentions, among other poems, a work by a poet "Arrianus" called Alexandriad or Αλεξανδριάς,[3] and there can be no doubt that this is the work of Adrianus, which is mistakenly attributed to this "Arrianus".[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s v. Σάνεια
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Αστραία
  3. ^ Suda, s.v. Αρριανός
  4. ^ Meineke, in the Abhandl. der Berlin. Akademie, 1832, p. 124
  5. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Adrianus (2)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 22 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.