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Quintus of Smyrna, 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Barry BaldwinBarry Baldwin

poet of uncertain history and date (anywhere from late 3rd to early 5th C.). Quintus (Κόϊντος) predates Nonnos in metrical technique, but the latter's date is also problematic. No external evidence exists; Quintus himself says only that he was a shepherd and lived at ... ...

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