Lasus, Testimonia

LCL 476: 296-297

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1 Suda Λ 139 (iii 236 Adler)

Λάσος, Χαρβίνου, Ἑρμιονεύς, πόλεως τῆς Ἀχαίας, 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 (διθυραμβώδεις ἀγωγὰς Garrod) εἰσήγαγε καὶ τοὺς ἐριστικοὺς εἰσηγήσατο λόγους.

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Lasus

life and work

1 Suda, Lasus

Son of Charbinus1; from Hermione, a city of Achaea; born in the 58th Olympiad (548/544 b.c.), when Darius, son of Hystaspes, was born.2 Some number him among the Seven Wise Men in place of Periander.3 He was the first to write a treatise on music,4 to make the dithyramb competitive5 and to introduce wrangling arguments.6

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.lasus-testimonia.1991