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Triphiodorus, epic poet, 3rd or early 4th cent. CE

Triphiodorus (3rd or early 4th cent. CE), epic poet, native of Egypt. He wrote Marathoniaca, The Story of Hippodamea, an Ὀδύσσεια λειπογράμματος (‘Odyssey with certain letters avoided’, see septimius nestor, l.), a paraphrase of Homer's similes, and The Capture of Troy. Only the last, in 691 verses, survives, showing a style midway between that described under Nonnus and the more Homeric manner (cf. homer) adopted by Quintus Smyrnaeus.

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