How Thin was Philitas?

@article{Cameron1991HowTW,
  title={How Thin was Philitas?},
  author={Alan Douglas Edward Cameron},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={534 - 538}
}
  • A. Cameron
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
The poet Philitas was so thin, they say, that he had to wear lead weights on his shoes to avoid being blown away by a gust of wind. We have two versions of the anecdote. First Aelian, Varia Historia 9.14: 

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