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PHANOCLES

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 346 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PHANOCLES, Greek elegiac poet, probably flourished about the time of Alexander the Great. His extant fragments show resemblances in style and language to Philetas, Callimachus and Hermesianax. He was the author of a poem on paederasty. A lengthy fragment in Stobaeus (Florilegium, 64) describesthe love of Orpheus for the youthful Calais, son of Boreas and his subsequent death at the hands of the Thracian women. It is one of the best extant specimens of Greek elegiac poetry. See N. Bach, Philetae, Hermesianactis, et Phanodis reliquiae (1829) ; L. Preller, Ausgewahlte Aufsatze aus dem Gebiete der classischen Alterlhumswissenschaft (1864).
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