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Who's Who in the Classical World
Christopher CareyChristopher Carey

lyric poet, of Mytilene on Lesbos. Probably born c.625–620bc, since he was old enough to participate in the struggle against Athens for Sigeum near Troy in the last decade of the century in which Pittacus (see below) distinguished himself (fr. 428; Hdt. 5. 95; Diog. Laert. 1.74; Strabo 13.1.38). Lesbian politics at this period were violent and confused. The ruling dynasty, the Penthilidae, who traced their descent from ... ...

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