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Arctinus of Miletus

Arctinus of Miletus was a Greek poet who ranks among the early Greek epic poets. He was born in 800 BC (Miletus).

Not much has survived about him, but he was supposed to have been one of Homer's pupils. He was also supposed to have been defeated in a contest with Lesch of Mytilene.

The epics attributed to Arctinus of Miletus are the Aithiopis (five books following the Iliad), the Fall of Troy (telling the story of the Trojan Horse, Sinon, Lakoontes, the story of the conquest of the city, and the departure of the Greeks), and the Naupaktia.