Lasus, Testimonia

LCL 476: 298-299

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2 Hdt. 7. 6

ἐξηλάσθη γὰρ ὑπὸ Ἱππάρχου τοῦ Πεισιστράτου ὁ Ὀνομάκριτος ἐξ Ἀθηνέων, ἐπ᾿ αὐτοφώρῳ ἁλοὺς ὑπὸ Λάσου τοῦ Ἑρμιονέος ἐμποιέων ἐς τὰ Μουσαίου χρησμὸν ὡς αἱ ἐπὶ Λήμνῳ ἐπικείμεναι νῆσοι ἀφανιζοίατο κατὰ τῆς θαλάσσης.

3 Ar. Vesp. 1411s.

(Φι.) Λᾶσός ποτ᾿ ἀντεδίδασκε καὶ Σιμωνίδης· ἔπειθ᾿ ὁ Λᾶσος εἶπεν, ‘ὀλίγον μοι μέλει.’

4 Schol. Pind. (i 4 Drachmann) (Vita Thomana)

ἡ δὲ Μυρτὼ ἐγαμήθη Σκοπελίνῳ τῷ αὐλητῇ, ὃς τὴν αὐλητικὴν διδάσκων τὸν Πίνδαρον, ἐπεὶ εἶδε μείζονος ἕξεως ὄντα, παρέδωκε Λάσῳ τῷ Ἑρμιονεῖ μελοποιῷ, παρ᾿ ᾧ τὴν λυρικὴν ἐπαιδεύθη.



2 Herodotus, Histories

Onomacritus1 had been driven out of Athens by Hipparchus,2 son of Pisistratus, after being caught red-handed by Lasus of Hermione in the act of inserting into the verses of Musaeus an oracle to the effect that the islands off Lemnos would vanish beneath the sea.

3 Aristophanes, Wasps (Philocleon to the Bread-seller)

Lasus was once competing as chorus-director1 against Simonides; and then2 Lasus said, ‘I couldn’t care less.’

4 Thomas Magister, Life of Pindar

Myrto was the wife of Scopelinus the aulete, who taught pipe-playing to Pindar and on seeing that he had unusual skill handed him over to the lyric poet Lasus of Hermione, who taught him the lyre.1

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.lasus-testimonia.1991