Choerilus of Iasus

Choerilus of Iasus (Greek: Χοιρίλος) was an epic poet of Iasus in Caria, who lived in the 4th century BC. He accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns as court-poet. He is well known from the passages in Horace according to which he received a piece of gold for every good verse he wrote in celebration of the glorious deeds of his master. The quality of his verses may be estimated from the remark attributed to Alexander, that he would rather be the Thersites of Homer than the Achilles of Choerilus. The epitaph on Sardanapalus, said to have been translated from the Chaldean, is generally supposed to be by Choerilus.

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WordWord FrequencyNumber of ArticlesRelevance
choerilus590.575
iasus4200.432

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