Naumachius

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Naumachius was a Greek gnomic poet.

Of his poems, seventy-three hexameters (in three fragments) are preserved by Stobaeus in his Florilegium; they deal mainly with the duty of a good wife. From the remarks on celibacy and the allusion to a mystic marriage it has been conjectured that the author was a Christian.

The fragments, translated anonymously into English under the title of Advice to the Fair Sex (1736), are in Gaisford's Poetae minores Graeci, iii (1823).

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Naumachius". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 278.