CORINE (Korinna)( Greek lyric poet)
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Biography CORINE (Korinna)
Corinne; Korinna, from Tanagra, or of Thebes in Boeotia, VI in. BC. e., Greek lyric poet. Legend connects it with Pindar, which she taught the rules of addition of songs and then competed with him in poetic agon, five times winning. She complained of Pindar in that it collects in one song too many mythical legends, saying: 'Sowing should handfuls, but no sacks', which later became a proverb. K. writing songs for the chorus, using their local Boeotian myth. Survived only a few fragments. The longest of these, found on papyrus, brings to us the story of singing contest of two mountains: Kiferona and Helicon, the other - on stolen gods nine daughters of the god of the river Aconitum. K. was a poetess only local importance.