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Hegesios of Salamis

Hegesios of Salamis was a Greek poet. He was born in the 6th century BC (Salamis, or Cyprus) and died also in the 6th century BC.

The epic poems of Cyprus are attributed to Hegesios of Salamis. These dealt with the Trojan War like Ilias, but were of much lesser quality. The time period covered here is from the Three Goddesses' feud to the first years of the war. The work is composed in Dactylic hexameter and only a few dozen lines survive.