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Echembrotus
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(Eχέμβροτος; Echémbrotos) Arcadian aulode and elegist. Paus. 10,7,5-6 reports about his victory in the aulode competition during the newly arranged Pythian Games in 586 BC and quotes his verse(?) epigram on a tripod in Thebes dedicated to Hercules. His description as a singer of μέλεα καὶ ἐλέγους is the earliest record of the term élegoi.

Bibliography

IEG 2, 62

M. L. West, Studies in Greek Elegy and Iambus, 1974.

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), “Echembrotus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e325840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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