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(mid-5th century BC) Praxilla was a versatile lyric poet from Sicyon. A contemporary of Telesilla, she lived in the mid-fifth century BC.1 Antipater of Thessalonica lists her first among his canon of nine ‘immortal-tongued’ women poets (Anth. Pal. 9.26.3), and Lysippus, a famous fourth century sculptor, also from Sicyon, made a bronze statue of her, evidence of the high esteem in which she was held.