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Astydamas the Elder, A tragic poet, the son of Morsimus and a sister of the poet Aeschylus, was the pupil of Isocrates, and according to Suidas (s. v. Astyd.) wrote 240 tragedies and gained the prize fifteen times. His first tragedy was brought upon the stage in Ol. 95. 2. (Diod. xiv. p. 676.) He was the author of an epigram in the Greek Anthology (Anal. iii. 329), which gave rise to the proverb Sauten epaineis hosper Astydamas pote. (Suidas, s. v. Sauten k. t. l.; Diog. Laërt. ii. 43.)

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