Colūthus in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
（Κόλουθος) and Colluthus (Κόλλουθος). A native of Lycopolis in Egypt, supposed to have lived about the beginning of the sixth century. He wrote a poem in six cantos, entitled Calydonica (Καλυδωνικά), as well as other pieces that are now lost. He is believed also, though without any great degree of certainty, to have been the author of a poem, in 392 verses, which bears the title of The Rape of Helen (Ἑλένης Ἁρπαγή). This poem commences with the nuptials of Peleus and Thetis, and the poet goes on to recount the judgment of Paris, the voyage of that prince to Sparta, and the abduction of Helen, which takes place after the first interview. This poem of Coluthus was discovered by Cardinal Bessarion along with that of Quintus Smyrnaeus, and can be found in the Didot collection edited by Lehrs and Dübner.
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