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CREOPHYLUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 410 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CREOPHYLUS of Samos, one of the earliest Greek epic poets. According to an epigram of Callimachus (quoted in Strabo xiv. p. 638) he was the author of a poem called Oi aXtas Awns, which told the story of the conquest of Oechalia by Heracles. Creophylus was said to have been a friend or relative of Homer, who, according to another tradition, was himself the author of the"AXcoms, and presented it to Creophylus in return for the latter's hospitality. See F. G. Welcker, Der epische Cyclus (1865-1882).
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