6; Quintus Smyrnaeus ii.; Pindar, Pythia, vi.
The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.
21) and Quintus Smyrnaeus (i.
QUINTUS SMYRNAEUS, Greek epic poet, probably flourished in the latter part of the 4th century A.D.
Paley, Quintus Smyrnaeus and the " Homer " of the tragic Poets (1879); G.
Paschal, A Study of Quintus Smyrnaeus (Chicago, 1904).
It is said that, after the fall of Troy, he dragged Cassandra away by force from the statue of the goddess at which she had taken refuge as a suppliant, and even violated her (Lycophron, 360, Quintus Smyrnaeus xiii.
A smaller number was brought from Constantinople by Filelfo (1427), while Quintus Smyrnaeus was discovered in south Italy by Bessarion, who presented his own collection of MSS.