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Xenocritus
(409 words)

(Ξενόκριτος/Xenókritos).

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[1] Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC

Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC from Locri (in lower Italy). In the generation after Terpander he, Thaletas and Xenodamus took part in various musical reforms in Sparta (Plut. De musica 9,1134b-c). Like the other two he was a composer of paeans (Plut. loc.cit.), which were also classed as dithyrambs (Dithyrambos) in Antiquity becau…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Xenocritus”, 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 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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