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Born in 330 BC / Greece / Greek

Xenokleides poet from Greece was born in 330 Before Crist, date of death is unknown. Poems were written in Ancient mainly in Greek language. Dominant movement is classicism.


Xenokleides was a poet of Athens in the 4th century BCE, for whom no works have survived. He was one of the hetaera Neaira's many lovers. In 369 BCE, he spoke out against Callistratus's request to support Sparta over Thebes. He would have no part in the war, although as a resident he was exempt from paying corn taxes. Nevertheless, he was condemned and exposed for his lack of honor (Ancient Greek: ἀτιμία, atimia). Afterwards, he went to Macedonia in exile, but returned to Athens in 342 BC upon the advance of Philip II. During the trial of Neaira, his dishonor was still known.