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Headword: Λάσος
Adler number: lambda,139
Translated headword: Lasos, Lasus
Vetting Status: high
Son of Charbinos,[1] of Hermione, a city of Achaia;[2] born in the 58th Olympiad, when Dareios the son of Hystaspes [sc. was also born].[3] Some include him in the count of the Seven Sages, instead of Periander.[4] This man was the first to write a work about music; he also introduced the dithyramb into competition and originated argumentative works.
Greek Original:
Λάσος, Χαρβίνου, Ἑρμιονεύς, πόλεως τῆς Ἀχαί̈ας, γεγονὼς κατὰ τὴν νη# Ὀλυμπιάδα, ὅτε Δαρεῖος ὁ Ὑστάσπου. τινὲς δὲ τοῦτον συναριθμοῦσι τοῖς ζ# σοφοῖς, ἀντὶ Περιάνδρου. πρῶτος δὲ οὗτος περὶ μουσικῆς λόγον ἔγραψε καὶ διθύραμβον εἰς ἀγῶνα εἰσήγαγε καὶ τοὺς ἐριστικοὺς εἰσηγήσατο λόγους.
C6 BCE. See generally OCD(4) s.v., and already under kappa 2646.
[1] Other sources give the name as Chabrinos, Charinos, or Charminos.
[2] In the N Peloponnese (Greece).
[3] 548/7-545/4. For Dareios, who became King of Persia, see generally delta 72, delta 73, delta 74.
[4] See generally OCD(4) s.v. Seven Sages.
G.A. Privitera, Laso di Ermione nella cultura ateniese e nella tradizione storiografica (Rome 1965)
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; meter and music; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 September 2001@07:33:56.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics; set status) on 24 October 2003@17:21:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 October 2003@04:36:58.
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