Franklin, John Curtis. 2016. Kinyras: The Divine Lyre. Hellenic Studies Series 70. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_FranklinJ.Kinyras.2016.
20. Kinyras at Sidon? The Strange Affair of Abdalonymos
Some scholars have suspected the influence of Persian or other ANE folktale patterns, a rags-to-riches kingship along the lines of Sargon, Moses, David, or Cyrus the Great.  One may also see the imprint of Hellenistic moral philosophy,  especially in the version of Curtius Rufus, where Abdalonymos recalls the old man of Vergil’s Georgics—a natural Epicurean whose well-tended garden makes him more fortunate than a king. Abdalonymos’ poverty is due to his essential probity; he goes about his work blissfully ignorant of the events rocking Asia.