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How Thin was Philitas?

  • Alan Cameron (a1)

The poet Philitas was so thin, they say, that he had to wear lead weights on his shoes to avoid being blown away by a gust of wind. We have two versions of the anecdote. First Aelian, Varia Historia 9.14:

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J. D. Denniston , CQ 21 (1927), 119

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The Classical Quarterly
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