Antimachus of Teos

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Antimachus of Teos (Greek: Ἀντίμαχος) was an early Greek epic poet. According to Plutarch, he observed an eclipse of the sun in 753 BC, the same year in which Rome was founded.[1] The epic Epigoni, a sequel to the legend of Thebes, was apparently sometimes ascribed to Antimachus of Teos.[2] However, confusion is possible with the much later literary poet Antimachus of Colophon (c. 400 BC), who wrote an epic Thebais on what must have been an overlapping subject.

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  1. ^ Plutarch. Life of Romulus, 12.2.
  2. ^ See Scholia on Aristophanes, Peace, 1270.

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