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Arion (Arion)

( Greek lyric poet)

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Arion, Arion, of Metimny on Lesbos, VII in BC. e., Greek lyric poet. Was friendly with Periander, tyrant of Corinth, and spent many years at his court. From there he went to mainland Greece and Sicily, where he received rich gifts for the performance of songs. Legend has it that when A. returned to Corinth, the ship's crew decided to throw him into the sea and seize his property. At the request of the poet that he was allowed one last time to sing a song in festive attire to the accompaniment of cithara. After singing, A. jumped into the sea. On his death has saved a dolphin, which is on his back brought a. Corinth. Since the activities of A. associated milestone in the development of praises, of which, according to Aristotle, tragedy grew. A. turned the eulogy of a purely religious songs in the narrative work, probably, he also introduced a paean to the chorus of satyrs. In addition, he wrote songs and hymns. From a creativity. nothing left.


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